15-minute chicken pasta

15-minute chicken pasta

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Cook: 15 mins


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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  • 350g pasta bows (farfalle)



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

  • 300g broccoli, cut into small florets



    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'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



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

  • 25g flaked almond, toasted


  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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5th Oct, 2009
very quick, easy and delicious!
12th Sep, 2009
my husband loved it!! very easy and smells delicious!!
24th Aug, 2009
I really liked his but my husband didn't so i ate his as well!
1st Aug, 2009
8th Mar, 2009
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!
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4th Jan, 2009
This is now one of our family favourites. It's very quick and easy, and very tasty.
15th Oct, 2008
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!!!
25th Mar, 2008
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.
18th Mar, 2008
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.
20th Feb, 2008
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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