Venetian Chicken pasta with Pinenuts, Rosemary and Sultanas

This Venetian Chicken pasta with Pinenuts, Rosemary and Sultanas is a rich and delicious pasta dinner; just grab a supermarket rotisserie chicken and follow our top tips for creating this fabulous dinner in under half an hour.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1017 kcal


  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 12 oz pappardelle (340g)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 3 rosemary sprigs
  • 1/3 cup sultanas
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts


Start with the chicken.

  1. Strip the meat from the rotisserie chicken and set to one side.
  2. If any juice has collected in the rotisserie chicken packet, set this aside with the chicken.
  3. Bring a large pan of water to a boil, salt it well and add in the pasta.
  4. Set the timer for 1 minutes less than the packet suggests.
  5. Whilst the pasta is cooking, melt the butter together with the oil.
  6. Crumble in the stock cubes and let them bubble gently together.
  7. Add in the chopped leaves of the 3 rosemary sprigs and then take 1 cup of water from the pasta pan and add it to the butter mixture.
  8. Add the sultanas to the mixture and reduce the heat down to a low simmer.
  9. When the pasta has cooked, reserve a jug of the cooking water.
  10. Drain the pasta and add it to the butter and chicken stock.
  11. Stir in the chicken meat (plus any reserved juice) and 1/2 cup of the reserved water.
  12. Cook over a low heat until the pasta is well coated and the chicken has heated through.
  13. Add more cooking water if needed.
  14. Serve topped with the toasted pine nuts.
Nutrition Facts
Venetian Chicken pasta with Pinenuts, Rosemary and Sultanas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1017 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 261mg 87%
Sodium 697mg 29%
Potassium 854mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 71g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 71g 142%
Vitamin A 6.8%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 29.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.