Almond Chicken Italian-Style Pasta

    30 mins

    A delicious pasta dish with Italian flavours. It's quick and easy to make and colourful too - perfect for a dinner party.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 chicken breast fillets, sliced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 sticks of celery, finely sliced
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
    • Good sprinkle of dried or fresh Italian herbs
    • 4 roma tomatoes, quartered
    • 4 large sundried tomatoes packed in oil, sliced
    • 6 black olives, halved
    • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
    • salt and pepper
    • 200ml water
    • 200g pasta
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons green pesto
    • two handfuls rocket
    • shavings of fresh Parmesan

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large frypan or wok, brown the chicken in 2 tbsp olive oil. Add the celery, onion and garlic and cook for 5 to 10 minutes until vegetables are softened, and the chicken is moist but not overcooked.
    2. Add herbs, tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, olives, almonds and salt and pepper to the chicken mix, and stir fry for another 3 minutes. Pour in the water and continue to stir till most of the water is absorbed.
    3. Meanwhile, bring to the boil a large pan of water with a drop of olive oil, and cook the pasta according to packet directions till al dente. Drain the pasta and immediately stir in the pesto and the wild rocket.
    4. Serve the pasta in 2 large bowls, add the chicken mixture on top and garnish with shavings of Parmesan.

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