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 cloves, 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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vickivale
1st May, 2011
2.05
alright but nothing special
sarah5098
18th Mar, 2011
2.05
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
7th Mar, 2011
4.05
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
15th Feb, 2011
5.05
Tasty and quick. It's a good choice for a healthy lunch. I loved this food.
hazelsimpson
13th Jan, 2011
1.05
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
4th Jan, 2011
5.05
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
1st Nov, 2010
1.05
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
5th Sep, 2010
4.05
quick and easy, didn't taste bad!
mcjools
15th Aug, 2010
4.05
Quick, easy and delicious! I used pine nuts instead of almonds. It was just perfect.
milkyway
28th Jun, 2010
4.05
no, i just follow the recipe...it's simply delicious.

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