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Healthier Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Course Main Course
Keyword Chicken, healthy, pasta
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 4



  • 2 large chicken breasts (you could also use chicken thighs)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Chicken Rub OR see spice mix below
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried fennel

Other ingredients

  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • handful fresh basil
  • 250 g dried pasta pf your choice
  • 100 g crème fraîche


  • Chop the chicken into bite sized chunks. Add to a bowl with the marinade ingredients. Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for 15 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Meanwhiel, heat your grill to the highest setting, and prepare the other ingredients. Chop the brocolli into bite siezed pieces. Crush the garlic cloves into a small bowl. Finely chop the basil. Boil your pasta in a pan of salted water according to the package intructios, then drain and set aside.
  • Line a grill tray with foil and place the chicken pieces on it. Grill for 7-8 minutes, or until the chicken is white all the way through. Cooking time will depend on your grill, so make sure to cut into a thick piece to check it is fully cooked.
  • While the chicken cooks, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan on medium-high heat and add the broccoli, garlic and lemon juice. Cook until the broccoli turns bright green and goes a little crispy.
  • Add the chicken, crème fraîche, basil and boiled pasta and stir together until all the ingredients are heated through, around 5-10 minutes. Serve with fresh parmesan and enjoy!