Chicken pasta with cabbage and bacon Recipe

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serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

5-a-day:

1

Total Time:

00:25

Prep:

00:10

Cooking:

00:15

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 500 kCal 25%

Roast chicken on a bed of pasta is perfectly complimented by crispy bacon and tender Savoy cabbage – the ideal weekday lunch!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (with skin on)
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 250g (9oz) penne pasta
  • 150g (5½ oz) streaky bacon, sliced
  • ½ Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 10 spring onions, thickly sliced
  • 3 sprigs tarragon

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F, gas mark 7). Season the chicken and drizzle with half the oil. Roast the meat, skin side up, for 15 mins.

  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the pack instructions. Fry the bacon in the remaining oil until crisp, then add the cabbage and spring onions and fry for a further 2 mins.

  • Drain the pasta and toss with the bacon, vegetables, tarragon and chicken juices. Serve with the chicken on top.

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Top Tip

<strong>Top tip:</strong> Use chicken fillets with skin still on, as this will ensure they are juicy and full of flavour when cooked.