Spring pasta: Linguine, asparagus, borlotti beans, pancetta & chicken

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linguine, asparagus, bortolli beans, chicken and pancetta


Ah, Spring. With the arrival of nicer weather comes a plethora of fresh veggies. This dish was inspired by Alice Waters of Chez Panise, but I’ve added by own touches, and can you believe I gathered ingredients for this dish for just £1.42 per serving!

Try it, you’ll like it. The girls loved it too.

Linguine, asparagus, borlotti beans, pancetta & chicken


2 chicken breasts, cut in small pieces

1 small pack of pancetta

3 gloves garlic, chopped

glug of olive oil

1 small tin borlotti beans, drained

6 tablespoons double cream

1 Knorr chicken stock cube

A bunch of asparagus, cut in small pieces

salt and pepper to taste

fresh basil leaves, chopped

Freshly grated parmesan cheese

Linguine for 6



Put on a pan of water to boil and cook the linguine according to directions. Separately, pan fry chicken and pancetta in olive oil until browned (about 5 minutes). Add in garlic and fry a few more minutes. Add in Knorr chicken stock cube and cream.  Add in half a cupful of the starchy pasta water. Toss in drained beans and asparagus and cook a few more minutes. Season to taste. Add in basil and parmesan cheese and serve!

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  1. 26/05/2014 / 16:12

    That looks lovely! I like finding new dishes to try out, will give this a go x

  2. 19/05/2014 / 17:17

    It is a VERY easy one to make. Thanks for pinning. x

  3. Le Coin de Mel
    18/05/2014 / 13:04

    This looks right up my street for busy work nights, and tasty as well, yum! Pinning now. Mel

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