15-minute chicken pasta

Enjoy fast food with a mouthwateringly healthy chicken pasta – low in fat too

  • Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 531
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 70g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 43g
  • salt 0.52g


  • 350g pasta bows (farfalle)
  • 300g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • juice of 1 large or 2 small oranges
  • 25g flaked almonds, toasted


Making it nut-free
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.


  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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