15-minute chicken pasta

15-minute chicken pasta

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(53 ratings)

Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Enjoy fast food with a mouthwateringly healthy chicken pasta - low in fat too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal531
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs70g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein43g
  • salt0.52g
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Ingredients

  • 350g pasta bows (farfalle)
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 300g broccoli, cut into small florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 large skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • juice of 1 large or 2 small oranges
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 25g flaked almond, toasted

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions. Three minutes before the pasta is cooked, throw the broccoli into the pasta water and continue to boil.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, gently heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Tip in the chicken and fry, stirring occasionally, until the chicken pieces are cooked and golden, about 8-10 minutes, adding the garlic for the last 2 minutes.

  3. Mix the mustard with the orange juice in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the chicken, and gently simmer for a minute or two. Drain the pasta and broccoli, reserving 3 tablespoons of the pasta water. Toss the pasta and broccoli with the chicken, stir in the pasta water and the almonds, season well and serve.

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Comments (45)

vickivale's picture
2

alright but nothing special

sarah5098's picture
2

Meh. I would prefer to cook the pasta in stock to give it flavour and then drizzle in olive oil and lemon juice. This was over all just a sweet watery taste with the pasta and orange.

kimbers001's picture
4

Wasn't expecting this to taste as nice as it did. Very quick and easy. Putting the rest in the fridge for my lunch tomorrow :o)

mamarcsi's picture
5

Tasty and quick. It's a good choice for a healthy lunch. I loved this food.

hazelsimpson's picture
1

Well it just wasn't that great. I agree it was dry and the tastes not that appealing. The kids chewed it under protest and husband had toast instead when he got in from work. Better luck next time.

erinvermaak's picture
5

delish... had to use peas as no broccoli in the fridge. also sprinkled some parmesan over at the end as my husband can't fathom the idea of pasta without cheese! very yummy!

baltar's picture
1

Good points: super easy and quick recipe. Bad points: a bit on the bland side. Tried it once. Both my husband and I thought it fine but definitely won't be making it again.

Ferrari butterfly's picture
4

quick and easy, didn't taste bad!

mcjools's picture
4

Quick, easy and delicious! I used pine nuts instead of almonds. It was just perfect.

milkyway's picture
4

no, i just follow the recipe...it's simply delicious.

yukowatai's picture
4

very quick, easy and delicious!

covadonga's picture
5

my husband loved it!! very easy and smells delicious!!

rebeccalovestocook's picture
4

I really liked his but my husband didn't so i ate his as well!

labouch's picture
2

This was OK but disappointing and I won't make again. I thought my kids would love it as they love pasta and chicken but they weren't impressed either!

pupsiecola's picture
4

This is now one of our family favourites. It's very quick and easy, and very tasty.

peejay13's picture
1

I'm really sorry but neither my family nor I liked this recipe at all. The sauce was thin and did not flavuor the pasta, lucky because it tasted really bad. I don;t think the orange juice worked with theother ingredients AT ALL. It also smelled really unappetising. I usually love everything I try from this site but the dog got most of this one, and even HE has't eaten it.... pretty damning when you consider he is a greedy Westie!!!

ailiejan's picture
5

We eat this often, and I've tried it swapping the almonds for toasted pine nuts and the broccoli for spinach. I agree that it does need a bit more juice and then top it with fresh parsley and parmesan! Yum.

frolo743's picture
4

This is fab & SO easy. 3rd time I made it discovered I had no oranges or orange juice - added juice of 1/2 lime i found languishing in fridge & good splash of lemon juice from a bottle. Also added good dollop of 1/2 fat creme fraiche, mmmmmm.

tphotiou's picture
2

Flavours were lovely together but I found this a bit dry - thought the pasta could do with a bit more sauce.

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