What’s for dinner tonight? Try this healthy chicken pasta

Healthy and easy pasta for dinner? Yes please!

If you are looking for something easy, healthy and affordable to cook tonight, look no further.

The Pulse is sharing delicious recipes as part of our role in NSW Health’s Make Healthy Normal campaign at Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD).

The recipes will also be available at Vinnies stores.

This week’s recipe is an easy chicken pasta – enjoy!


Cook time: 20 minutes

Feeds: 4


1 x 500g packet short pasta (penne)

Canola oil spray

1 clover garlic, chopped

1/2 brown onion chopped

1 teaspoon of dried mixed herbs

2 x chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch pieces

1 x canned tomatoes

Parmesan cheese, to serve


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water for 10-12 min until tender. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup of liquid.
  2. Place a large non-stick pan on medium heat, lightly spray with oil, add garlic, onion and mixed herbs, cook until lightly browned. Add chicken. Cook for five minutes and then add canned tomatoes and simmer.
  3. Add drained pasta and reserved liquid to the sauce mix, toss to combine.
  4. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Belissimo!