Hakuna Matata Chicken & Mushroom Pasta

“This pasta is the perfect dinner option for those nights when you cannot be bothered cooking. Bonus – it reheats well for lunch the next day!


Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Skill Level: Beginner

Servings: 4-6



  • 500g penne or spiral pasta
  • 3 rashers of bacon, sliced
  • Handful of button mushrooms
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 medium chicken breasts, sliced in strips
  • 100g baby spinach
  • 125g cream (or more to taste)
  • 1 jar Spice Girlz Hakuna Matata



  1. Bring a pot of boiling water to the boil. Cook pasta until al dente.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan. Add bacon and mushrooms, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  3. Once bacon begins to brown, add chicken and stir gently. When the chicken is just starting to colour, add the Spice Girlz Hakuna Matata and cream.
  4. Stir to combine (add more cream if too spicy). Allow to simmer gently but do not boil.
  5. Add the baby spinach and stir until lightly wilted.
  6. Add the drained pasta to the pan and mix well.

Serve with cracked pepper and grated cheese of your choice.