Smoked chicken & chilli pasta

Recipe: Smoked chicken & chilli pasta


  • 300g dried wholemeal spaghetti pasta
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 shallots, pale section only, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 long fresh red chillies, halved, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 400g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 200g smoked chicken breast, skin removed, coarsely shredded
  • 60g (1/4 cup) 97% fat-free semi-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbs pitted kalamata olives in brine, halved, thinly sliced lengthways
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh continental parsley


  1. Cook the pasta in a saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain, reserving 60ml (1/4 cup) of the cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the shallot, garlic and chilli. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  3. Add the broccoli to the shallot mixture. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until the broccoli is bright green and tender crisp. Add the chicken, tomato and olive to the broccoli mixture.
  4. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Add the broccoli mixture, parsley and a little reserved cooking liquid to the pasta, and toss until well combined.
  5. Season with pepper. Divide among serving bowls to serve.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: breakfast

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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