Spicy Penne Bake with Chicken Franks | Sadia Singapore

Spicy Penne Bake with Chicken Franks

cooking-time30 mins cooking-servings2 SERVINGS


  • 200g of penne pasta
  • 4 Sadia Chicken Franks
  • 2 stalks of thyme
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 200ml can of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons of chili oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 10ml of whipping cream 
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese 


  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of sugar
  • A dash of black pepper


  1. Cook penne pasta for 7-8 minutes until al dente (or according to instructions on the box). Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat up some oil in a frying pan. Pan-fry chicken franks and thyme on medium heat until the franks turn golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Heat up some oil in a frying pan. Saute onions, garlic and cherry tomatoes on medium heat until fragrant.
  4. Add in tomato paste, sugar, chili oil, chopped tomatoes, cream, salt and black pepper. Stir well on medium heat. 
  5. Add cooked penne into tomato sauce mixture. 
  6. Layer the penne, thyme and chicken franks onto a baking dish approximately 15cm in diameter. Sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese on top.
  7. Preheat the oven to 220°C. Bake the dish until the cheese is melted and golden brown.


  1. Fresh thyme can be found at most supermarkets, vegetable stalls, wet markets and spice stores. Adding thyme to the dish gives it an authentic Italian touch.
  2. If you prefer a simpler version, substitute fresh thyme with dried Italian herbs instead. 

Chicken Franks

Cho Wing's Homemade

Cho Wing’s Homemade is a Facebook page run by Hong Kong husband and wife duo Cho Wing and Bosco Lee. It’s where Cho Wing shares her home-made creations and cooking tips through beautiful illustrations hand-drawn by Bosco. The couple published their first cookbook, 男人都愛住家飯 (translated: All men love home cooking), in July 2015. Follow them on Facebook @ChoWingsHomemade.