Creamy Chicken Pasta with Fresh Greens

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Fresh Greens

This recipe is packed with healthy greens and uses spelt pasta which is higher in fibre than standard wheat pasta.

Ingredients

250g skinless barbecue chicken

1 bunch broccolini sliced into thirds

3 trimmed and sliced green shallots

350g spelt pasta

2 crushed garlic cloves

1 bunch trimmed asparagus sliced into 5cm lengths

2 shredded zucchini

125ml chicken stock

250g light cream

Fresh parsley or chervil sprigs and finely grated parmesan for serving

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in boiling water according to the packet directions and add the asparagus and broccolini for the last three minutes of cooking time. Drain and return to saucepan.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and spray with oil. Cook the shallots for 1 minute while stirring and add the garlic, continuing to stir for a further 30 seconds. Add the zucchini and cook for another minute.
  3. Stir in the stock and cream and simmer for 2 minutes. Add chicken and salt and pepper if desired and stir thoroughly before adding the mixture to the pasta. Mix well and divide amongst 6 serving bowls. Top with herbs and parmesan.

Serves 6