Under 30: Chicken & Broccoli Garlic Butter Pasta

Makes: 2 | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins

"Once upon a time, there was some broccoli and it got chopped up, put in a pan, it then cooked and we ate it. We lived happily ever after" So guys, this is what it sounds like when I ask James to write a 'story' for this dish!

Pasta? Who doesn't love pasta? Anyone else feel like adding broccoli to a dish makes it that little bit healthier, but let's face it, a whole load of garlic butter isn't all that healthy is it? But how could you deny that with pasta!? I guess you could make it that little bit more healthier by grilling the chicken than frying it like we did!

What do you think about James' story? Let us know in the comments below.


- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 lemons, zested
- 1/2 tsp chilli flakes

For the pasta
1 x broccoli head, broken into florets, stalk cut into thin batons
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1/3 c. butter
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 125g tagliatelle


1. Cook the broccoli and 1 garlic in a pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes Drain and cool for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, cook your tagliatelle (following the instructions on the packet)

3. Marinate your chicken with the olive oil, sprinkle with the lemon zest and thyme or chilli. Season well.

4. In a small saucepan melt butter, add the rest of the garlic and saute until cooked. Add dried oregano and stir until heated through.

5. Put the broccoli, garlic butter mixed pasta in a bowl; set aside until needed.

6. Heat your frying pan on the hob. Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through with no pink meat showing. Serve the chicken with pasta.



  1. Hi, I do like a pasta dish but rarely use chicken, this is quick and easy and easy to make dairy free. I shall be giving this recipe a try.

    1. Oooh do let us know what you changed to make it dairy free!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. This dish is so simple. It also made my mouth water so I'll definitely be cooking it. Thank you for the recipe!

    Louisa | Loubee Lou Blogs

    1. So simple but so so tasty! Hope you enjoy!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. I love the story for this dish, it's so simple that it's funny. I'm not a big fan of broccoli unless it's paired with pasta and chicken like in this dish!

    x Envy

    1. Hahaha I’m so glad you think so! Oh yes, this is defo perfect for you!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. I think I comment this every time you post this kind of post, but I really love this range!! I'm so rubbish at cooking good food in a short amount of time, so often I just end up eating really bad things! I'll definitely have to try this recipe out with quorn!
    Hayley X

    1. Quorn would be a great alternative, we really hope you enjoy our under 30 mins series!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓


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