Been a while since I made something savoury, and I am glad it is this Spicy Chicken Baked Pasta! Each bite comes with savoury tomato and cheesey goodness, with a generous filling of chicken shreds and mushrooms. This is my go-to comfort food!

This Spicy Chicken Baked Pasta is easily customisable, and can be made in a lot of ways.

For my recipe guide today, I used shredded spicy chicken (from the can), mushrooms, and tomatoes. If you’re preparing chicken from scratch, consider shredding the chicken chunks and to add chillis for an extra kick. Additionally, omit the chilli completely if you’re not a fan!

Finally, I used loads of cheese the way I like it. I stirred shredded cheese into the pasta sauce before baking, and to top it off with additional cheese before baking it.

Technique-wise, this Spicy Chicken Baked Pasta require simple steps and is beginner-friendly.

However, a key emphasis is to remove moisture from the ingredients. For instance, cooking the vegetables to extract moisture, and to drain the pasta. Removing this excess moisture is essential to a flavourful and rich baked pasta. Else, the excessive moisture released from the vegetables during the baking process can dilute the pasta sauce and overspill from the dish.

Furthermore, be sure to keep a lookout to ensure that your vegetables are not overcooked! I sauteed them at medium heat.

Finally, always be sure to season your ingredients at each step! Firstly, salt is needed in the water for boiling the pasta. Secondly, season your sauteed ingredients with black pepper, salt, and other spices along the way. Finally, when it comes to assembling the pasta in the dish, you can add spices such as mixed herbs or rosemary.

If unsure, feel free to let me know or watch the video above. Without further ado, the recipe and bon appetit!

Spicy Chicken Baked Pasta Recipe
by Javier Tan April-15-2023

This Spicy Chicken Baked Pasta comes with the right amount of kick, savoury, and most importantly, melted cheese!


  • 2 Tbspns or 30ml of Vegetable Oil (I used Canola)
  • 1 Cup of Mushrooms e.g. Shimeiji, Shiitake; Sliced and Diced
  • 2 Tomatoes, Chopped 2 inches wedges
  • 2 Cups of Pasta of your Choice
  • Water, to boil Pasta
  • 1 Cup or 200g of Pasta Sauce (Ready-made is okay)
  • 1 Cup or 200g of Shredded Cheese
  • Canned spicy chicken e.g. Ayam brand’s. Alternatively, you can make this from scratch or substitute it for other items
  • Salt, pepper, and herbs to taste


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees C and prepare your casserole / baking dish.
  2. Then, boil your pasta in salted water 3 to 4 minutes less than the stated time on the packaging. Drain and set aside.
  3. Concurrently or subsequently, saute the mushrooms with the vegetable oil for 4 – 5 minutes on medium heat until lightly brown and to extract moisture.
  4. Then, add in the chopped tomatoes to the mushrooms and continue cooking for 3 – 4 minutes. Make sure to season with pepper and salt along the way.
  5. Once the vegetables have shrunk in size, add in the prepared chicken and mix well.
  6. Remove the vegetables and chicken from the heat and add in the pasta sauce, 100g of cheese, and pasta. Stir well until it comes together.
  7. Then, transfer everything to your baking dish and top it off with more cheese.
  8. Bake for 22 – 25 minutes or until nicely golden brown on the top.
  9. Serve and enjoy. I topped mine with dried parsley!


  • Prep time: 30 mins
  • Cook time: 30 mins
  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 Servings of Spicy Chicken Baked Pasta


  1. If you would like to be updated for more recipes which I strive to create to perfection for sharing and for free, do check out my InstagramFacebook Page, or YouTube 🙂 Thank you so much for all of your support! Feel free to tag me or link back here!
  2. Best served on the day itself. If you’re storing the leftovers, leave it covered in the fridge. Then, bake at 140 degrees C for 10 minutes when you would like to consume again (the baked pasta may be drier).
  3. Feel free to ask if you’ve further questions!

– Bakeomaniac, Javier Tan