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Recipe for family meals :

Chicken and Roast Vegetable Pasta

This recipe for Chicken and Roast Vegetable Pasta has been reproduced courtesy of Great British Chicken

At the heart of the Great British Chicken message is a passion for the importance of buying British chicken as it assures the consumer of a certain standard whilst supporting UK produce. Its remit is to educate British consumers about the benefits of buying British chicken and how to identify it as such by looking for the Red Tractor and Union Jack on packs oc chicken or by asking their butcher. Great British Chicken wants people to be able to make an informed choice about the chicken they buy.

Chicken is the UK's favourite meat - it accounts for 43% of all the meat we eat in this country. This should come as no surprise: not only is chicken tasty, versatile and easy to prepare but it is also higher in protein and lower in fat than red meat, making it a nutritious, healthy choice that will tempt the whole family's tastebuds.

Sally Gunnell and familySporting legend Sally Gunnell, who still holds the 400m hurdles world record, is a big fan of British chicken.

“As an athlete, it was essential to eat lots of fresh, good quality, nutritious foods and chicken was one of my staple ingredients. Not only is it lower in fat than red meat, it’s also higher in protein – which gives you energy.

“I’m not competing anymore – apart for fun – but I’ve maintained these healthy eating habits throughout my life and try to feed my husband and three young sons a balanced, nourishing diet.”

As a parent, and the daughter of a poultry farmer, Sally is passionate about knowing where her meat comes from, and supports local producers wherever possible.

“We eat chicken at least three times a week, and only British will do. I ask my butcher, or if I'm in the supermarket I always look for the Red Tractor and Union Jack. That way I know the chicken was produced to high standards and can be traced back to the British farm it cam from."

See the web site for further information - Great British Chicken

Love chicken . . . buy British
Choose chicken with the Red Tractor and Union Jack on pack and you'll know it was produced to high standards and can be traced back to the independently-checked British farm it came from. Or ask your butcher if it's British.

This tasty, low-fat meal is a great alternative to conventional salad and is full of protein and fresh vegetables.

Ingredients for Chicken and Roast Vegetable Pasta

4 British chicken fillets, skinless and cut into chunks
1 red, yellow or green pepper, seeded and cubed
1 courgette, cut into chunks
1 red onion, quartered
2 firm tomatoes, halved
Salt and black pepper
1 tbsp oil
175g dry pasta

Method for Chicken and Roast Vegetable Pasta

  • Chicken and Roast Vegetable PastaPut the vegetables on a roasting pan and drizzle with most of the oil. Season with salt and pepper and place under a hot grill for 5 - 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until softened and slightly charred.
  • Wipe a large frying pan with the remaining oil, heat the pan and add the chicken pieces.
  • Cook over a high heat for about 4 - 5 minutes, turning the chicken frequently until it is golden brown all over.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta as per pack instruction in a large pan of boiling water. Drain and return to the pan.
  • Add the charred vegetables and chicken to the pasta and toss. Serve with a herb garnish.

Serves 4

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