Intriguing Recipe Saves Students Time and Money

Young Academic isn’t just interested in student news, festival gossip and career guides. We realise that saving you guys money is of paramount importance, after all beer is expensive these days. This is the first of a number of recipes that use all sorts of ingredients, taste great and don’t cost the earth. The first instalment fuses Bramley apples and…chicken!

Chicken and Bramley Pesto Penne


Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 20mins

Serves 4


250g Penne pasta

2 tbsp olive oil

2 Bramley Apples; quartered, cored and sliced

2 Chicken breast fillets; finely sliced

4 tbsp Pesto sauce


1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the penne then cook for 10-12 minutes or according to packet instructions until tender.

2. Whilst the pasta cooks, heat half the oil in a large frying pan, add the Bramley apple slices and sauté for 3mins or until browned. Transfer to a plate.

3. Add the remaining oil to the pan; add the chicken and sauté over a high heat for 4 minutes until pale golden.

4. Drain the pasta in a large colander then return to the pan, add the chicken and apple mixture and pesto sauce, then toss well to mix. Spoon into bowls and serve.

So, who said that great food has to break the bank? Look out for even more weird and wonderful recipes to come, especially during term time – Young Academic will make sure you are all fed, watered and ready for all of your student antics. Make sure you don’t miss any of the treats that Young Academic has in store for you. Follow our RSS, Facebook page and Twitter. @youngacademic.

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Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications.

Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learned his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky.

He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs.

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