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Chicken, pea & basil linguine

Serves 4

Prep Time 10 min

Cooking Time 15 min

Ingredients

  • 300g linguine
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 350g frozen peas
  • 250g skinless and boneless roast chicken, shredded
  • 100g baby spinach
  • 30g fresh basil
  • 25g toasted pine nuts
  • 25g parmesan, finely grated

Method

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the linguine and cook according to the pack instructions. Drain the linguine, reserving 175ml of the cooking liquid, then set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, set a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and spray with oil. Add the garlic and peas and cook, stirring often, for 3–4 min until the peas thaw and turn bright green. Add the pasta and chicken, then season with black pepper. Add the reserved pasta liquid along with the spinach and toss over a low heat for 2 min or until the mixture is combined and hot and the spinach just wilted.
  3. Toss the basil through the pasta, then divide among 4 bowls. Scatter with the pine nuts and parmesan to serve.

Nutrition per serving

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504 37.3g 11.5g 2.6g 11g 4.3g 0.3g 178mg 66.7g 4.2mg

Comments (1)

  1. Tried to give this 5 stars but had digital dilemma!!! (Team please amend if you can, thank you!!)
    Thought it might be a little bland in flavour and dry, however, it wasn’t either of these, so for my first foray into ‘healthy food’ after seeing the magazine in the supermarket, very pleased and hubby said he enjoyed it too.
    Would it alter the calorie content much if I were to add mushrooms and sweetcorn?

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