Pine nuts are an ideal replacement for the almonds if you have a nut allergy, as they are in fact a seed from a variety of pine tree.
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
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.
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.