Slimming World are known for coming up with quick and healthy meal ideas that the whole family can enjoy – and they’ve done it again with this delicious garlic and thyme chicken with vegetable penne. Ready in just 20 minutes, this speedy pasta supper is perfect as a nutritious midweek meal after work or school.
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
2 tsp dried thyme
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp dried red chilli flakes
zest and juice of 1 lemon
salt and freshly ground black pepper
500g dried penne pasta
400g runner beans, trimmed and diagonally sliced
100g prepared chopped kale

Preheat the grill to medium-high.
Put the chicken breasts in a bowl with the thyme, garlic, chilli flakes, lemon zest and juice. Season and toss to coat well.
Arrange the chicken on a grill rack in a single layer and grill for 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
While the chicken is under the grill, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, adding the beans and kale for the final 4 minutes. Drain, season and divide between warmed plates.
Slice the chicken thickly and serve with the vegetable penne.

Recipes taken from Slimming World’s Extra Easy Express. Photos: Extra Easy Express/Gareth Morgans. For more delicious recipes or to find your nearest Slimming World group visit or call 0844 897 8000.