1. Put the tagliatelle or linguine into a large saucepan and cover with plenty of boiling water. Add a pinch of salt and cook for 8-10 minutes, according to pack instructions.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the chicken over a medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring often. Add the onion, garlic and chilli and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes and mushrooms to the chicken, cook for 3-4 minutes, then stir in the pesto sauce, olives and capers. Add a splash of hot water (about 2 tbsp) and keep warm over a low heat.
4. Drain the tagliatelle or linguine in a colander and return it to the saucepan. Stir in the chicken pesto mixture and heat for about 1 minute, stirring gently. Serve, sprinkled with parsley and black pepper.
Cook’s tips: You could use green pesto instead of red. Try adding extra vegetables, such as sliced asparagus or fine green beans. Just cook them with the tagliatelle, adding them for the final 3-4 minutes of cooking time.
Cost: £5.64 Cost per portion: £2.82
80g carbohydrate of which 8g sugars
23g fat of which 5g saturates
5g dietary fibre
618mg sodium equivalent to 1.5g salt
Our thanks to the Mushroom Bureau for providing this recipe.
Visit our pasta section to try one of our other pasta recipes, including spring greens lasagne, easy walnut pesto and spicy chicken and asparagus pasta. Alternatively, find out how to make your own pasta from scratch.