Dinner Recipe: Chicken, asparagus and herb pasta with low fat cream cheese

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Make a classic pasta dish extra special with a few key ingredients...

Chicken pasta, asparagus, fresh herbs
This is a light, summery recipe which is low in saturated fat and high in protein. Chives and parsley are the perfect combination as the grassy freshness from the parsley works well with the subtle onion flavour from the chives.

Chicken, asparagus and herb pasta

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 300g pasta shapes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g boneless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 230g bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3
  • 150g low fat cream cheese
  • 25g Fresh Living Chives, snipped
  • 25g Fresh Living Parsley, chopped

METHOD

Cook the pasta in boiling water for 10 minutes until tender, drain and return to the pan.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the chicken and asparagus for 5 minutes, add the cream cheese and herbs with 75ml water and cook for 1 minute.

Stir into the pasta, season to taste and serve.

Try using garlic and herb soft cheese for a quick garlicky flavour.


PREP TIME

10 mins

COOK TIME

10 mins

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Calories: 442Kcals, Saturated Fat: 3.8g, Fat: 9.7g, Carbohydrate: 68.3g, Salt: 0.4g.



Fresh living herbs can add depth and flavour to a dish in an instant and are a simple way to make a good meal great. Keeping some pots of herbs on your kitchen windowsill will give you easy access to this versatile ingredient, so that with just a snip you'll be able to transform your meals!

For advice on how to use fresh living herbs and how to look after your pots of herbs at home, visit www.freshlivingherbs.co.uk.

Will you be giving this a try?

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