Chicken & broad bean tagliatelle

Chicken & broad bean tagliatelle

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(44 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins Ready in 25 minutes


Serves 4
A lovely, light and fresh pasta dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal524
  • fat10g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre5g
  • protein50g
  • salt0.47g


  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp 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…

  • 300g tagliatelle
  • 175g frozen broad beans
    Broad beans

    Broad bean

    braw-d be-en

    A member of the legume family, broad beans are pretty hardy and adaptable – they grow in…

  • 85g reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 6 tbsp parmesan, finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • small handful parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat grill to high. Put the chicken onto a roasting tray, coat with the oil, season, then grill for about 12 mins, turning halfway through the cooking time.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the pasta, adding the beans for the final 3 mins, then drain, reserving 150ml of the cooking water.

  3. Shred the cooked chicken and put into the pasta pan with the crème fraîche, lemon juice, 4 tbsp Parmesan and the reserved cooking water. Heat gently, season to taste, then stir in the parsley and pasta. Serve sprinkled with the remaining Parmesan.

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19th Jul, 2020
I was really disappointed by how bland this was even with the addition of garlic and double the quantity of lemon juice. I won’t be making it again.
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19th Jan, 2017
I have to agree with some of the previous comments - it was quite a bland recipe, needs plenty of lemon and lots of Parmesan and black pepper to bring out the flavor
5th Oct, 2016
I've made this recipe twice now - the first time I made it, I found it slightly bland however I gave it another go, this time swapping the parsley for fresh tarragon, and really liked it! I put plenty of lemon juice in and loved the "zing" from the lemon and tarragon combination. I will definitely be making it again as a quick after-work dinner.
7th Aug, 2016
Really yummy! Made my own pasta too. I added garlic to the mixture, very tasty indeed!
19th Sep, 2014
Made a few tweaks but lovely would have again. I sliced the chicken and marinated in a little olive oil, garlic and zest of 1 lemon and plenty of black pepper left for about 3 hours. Then charred the chicken in a hot pan then followed the recipe, garnished with Basil rather than parsley as not a fan good midweek meal, quick and easy :)
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14th May, 2014
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11th Oct, 2012
Firstly I didn't grill the chicken I fried it (probs not low fat anymore) I added mushrooms and garlic. It was actually really tasty. I don't normally like broad beans but was nice in this. I did over cook my tagliatelle whoops which let it down but would make again. Was tasty.
20th Aug, 2012
Not a fan personally.
15th Aug, 2012
simple and tasty. I would cook the beans separately as then there is less danger of over/under cooking I also used the zest of a lemon which gave a nice flavour and added some garlic puree to the mix too. Might be easier to mix if penne or similar was used. Mixing tagliatelli tends to gather al the chicken and beans together! Amounts of cheese used is up to you - I used a bit more, full fat creme fraiche and some milk to cut it a bit. I didn't need the cooking water - I have tired this before and it can lead to a "watery" (sorry) sauce. The heat of the pasta thins the sauce anyway
1st Aug, 2012
I made this tonight and used the left over chicken from the french chicken recipe from this website, I also added garlic mushrooms but tbh it didn't need them. Nice light dish for midweek supper but got a bit boring to eat after a bit.


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