10 healthy chicken recipes

Packed with protein and hugely versatile, chicken is the staple ingredient in many of our favourite dishes. Try it here in a healthy korma, stirred into creamy pasta or fried and served with a wasabi slaw – however you like it, you'll love our 10 healthy chicken recipes.

Chicken, crème fraîche and tarragon pasta
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Chicken, crème fraîche and tarragon pasta

The perfect midweek dinner, this easy chicken pasta recipe can be prepared in just 15 minutes. If you don't have crème fraîche, use a little cream or plain yogurt – just add it at the last minute so it doesn't curdle.

  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil and add in the chicken pieces. Cook over a medium heat for about 3 minutes, stirring a few times.
  2. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water, according to pack instructions.
  3. Meanwhile, add the garlic, crème fraîche and tarragon to the chicken and lower the heat. Season well and let the sauce bubble while you cook the pasta.
  4. Once the pasta is al dente and the chicken is cooked through, drain the pasta and add it to the sauce, along with a little of the cooking water to loosen it slightly. Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice (to taste).

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  • Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g (10oz) chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) half fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 500g (1lb) penne pasta
  • 1 lemon, juiced
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