Fiery asparagus and chicken pasta recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 5 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 503 kCal 25%
Fat 14g 20%
  -  Saturates 5.4g 27%
  -  of which Sugars 7g 8%
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  • Give your pasta a fiery kick with this quick and easy pasta recipe. Chicken, bacon and asparagus in a spicy tomato sauce makes a delicious mid-week family dinner


    • 1 bundle of asparagus
    • 4-5 chicken thighs, cut into 6 pieces
    • 100g smoked pancetta or bacon, cubed
    • 3-4 shallots, sliced
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 green chilli, finely chopped or 1 tsp chilli powder to taste
    • 1tbsp rosemary, very finely chopped
    • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1tsp sugar
    • 300g dried spaghetti pasta
    • 50g Parmesan cheese, grated


    • Trim the ends of the asparagus then chop the spears into 4-5 pieces.

    • Fry the chicken for 5-6 minutes in a hot pan with some oil then add the pancetta, shallots, garlic, chilli and rosemary and cook over a medium heat for a further 3-4 minutes.

    • Add the asparagus and chopped tomatoes then simmer for another 3-4 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and sugar.

    • Meanwhile, cook the pasta to the packets instructions in boiling salted water, drain then add to the sauce, grate over some Parmesan cheese before serving.

    Top tip for making Fiery asparagus and chicken pasta

    You can make this dish with any type of pasta you have in the cupboards

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