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Farfalle with chicken, asparagus & pancetta

Farfalle with chicken, asparagus & pancetta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep: -
    • Ready in 40 minutes
  • More effort
  • Serves 4 - 6

Invite
some friends over and wow them
with this delectable, creamy dish

Nutrition: per serving for six
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal740
fat40g
saturates23g
carbs67g
sugars0g
fibre4g
protein32g
low insalt1.13g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Trim the asparagus and cut into short lengths on the diagonal – keep the tips separate. (If you like, peel the stems to give a more vibrant colour when cooked.) Cook the stems in salted boiling water for about 4 minutes, then add the tips and cook for 1 minute more. Drain and refresh under cold running water.

  • STEP 2

    Peel the lemons with a serrated knife, remove all the white pith, then cut into segments by slicing each side of the pieces of membrane. Now cut the segments into small pieces (flick out any pips) and put them in a bowl with any juice. Grill the pancetta for 3-4 minutes until crisp – keep an eye on it because it can burn easily.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile cook the pasta in plenty of well-salted boiling water until al dente.While it’s cooking, put the butter and half the cream in a large pan and let them bubble together over a low heat for 2-3 minutes until thickened slightly. Tip in the lemon segments and juice, the chicken, asparagus and a few pinches of salt. Turn off the heat.

  • STEP 4

    Drain the pasta and add it to the contents of the pan along with the rest of the cream. Toss well, adding black pepper and nutmeg to taste, and the grated parmesan. Toss again, top with the pancetta and serve immediately.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2003

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Rating: 5 out of 5.30 ratings
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