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Spaghetti with chicken and green olives

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Spaghetti with chicken and green olives
Spaghetti with chicken and green olives
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Have dinner on the table in 20 mins with this simple recipe. The olives and chilli give this pasta dish a deep warming flavour - an all round winner

Ingredients

  • 320g spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 fresh chilli, finely diced
  • 500f chicken breast, cut into 2cm cubes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 30 green olives, pitted and halved
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

Don't like green olives? You can always use black olives - or none at all!

Method

  1. Fill a large stockpot with salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Add the pasta and stir often. Cook until al dente for 8-10 minutes, but check packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat, add the garlic and the chilli and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and fresh black pepper and add it to the pan; cook it with the chilli and garlic for around 6 minutes. Now add the green olives.
  4. Drain the pasta into a colander, and place it in the saucepan and mix well. Add the lemon zest and juice and stir. Add the parsley and serve immediately.

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Sarah Wind-Cowie

Am going to attempt this tomorrow but where is the ginger in the recipe?

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