Quick chicken arrabbiata pasta

Quick chicken arrabbiata pasta
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Ready in 20 minutes

Combine chicken, tomatoes, fresh penne pasta and broccoli with a good kick of fresh chilli flakes in this cheat’s arrabbiata recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes.

Fancy something a little different? Try our risotto arrabbiata made with smoky pancetta.



  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 400g free-range skinless chicken breasts
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 500g pack fresh penne pasta
  • 1 small broccoli head, cut into bite-size florets
  • Parmesan shavings, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a high heat.
  2. Dice the chicken breasts, season and add to the hot pan. Cook for 5 minutes until browned. Add the chopped tomatoes and dried chilli flakes, and simmer rapidly for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Season to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, place a large pan of boiling water from the kettle over a high heat. When boiling again, add the fresh penne and cook for 1 minute. Add the broccoli florets and cook for 2 more minutes or until everything is al dente.
  4. Drain, return to the pan with the sauce and mix well. Divide among bowls and top with Parmesan shavings, if you like.


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