Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

760 Reviews 49 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
LAUREL B
Recipe by  LAUREL B

“A light but super-tasty pasta dish, with fresh asparagus cooked in broth with sauteed garlic and seasoned chicken.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Warm 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until chicken is cooked through and browned, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken to paper towels.
  3. Pour chicken broth into the skillet. Then stir in asparagus, garlic, and a pinch more garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cover, and steam until the asparagus is just tender, about 5 to 10 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet, and warm through.
  4. Stir chicken mixture into pasta, and mix well. Let sit about 5 minutes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, stir again, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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LAUREL B
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LAUREL B

Okay, so I posted this recipe but I wanted to let you all know that I added sauted mushrooms to the mix and it came out even better. Also for those of you wanting a sauce type of pasta dish this is not for you. It is very lite and any of the broth mixture gets sucked up into the pasta while you have it sit for 5 minutes. If it is too bland just add more galic powder and salt and pepper.

mrsrobinson97
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mrsrobinson97

Yeah! A meal that both the parents and the kids (ages 3 & 5) will eat! I added a can (drained)artichoke hearts when the asparagus was steaming. I didn't have any chicken broth so I threw in a cube of chicken bouillon to 1.5 cups of water. When the pasta is mixed in the penne drank up all of the broth - so there was really no sauce. I offered crushed red peppers on the side for the adults and plenty of parmesan for the kiddos! And everyone was happy!

bizycooker
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bizycooker

Seems like I'm doing these reviews every night lately! I'm really enjoying cooking, thats for sure! But what I did was... Chopped the asp. into 1 in. pieces and boiled it in my pasta water for a few while it came to a boil. Then I drained it into a bowl so I was able to reserve the hot water; then added the pasta back to it. Grilled my chicken breast seasoned w/ poultry seasoning, s&p. on my little indoor grill for a few,(I like the chix to have a little golden color) then cut it up & added it to evoo that had been sauteeing garlic and onion. Added the chix, asp., sqz of lemon juice, chopped a few roasted red peppers (out of a jar, "RAO'S" brand.. yum) 1/2 of a chopped tomato, 1/4 cup of chix broth, about 1/4 cup of cream cheese and a spash of milk & parm chz. That really helped make it creamier, although there still wasnt too much sauce, but thats fine w/ me. Makes it feel "lighter"! Thats about it, I snuck in a few red pepper flakes & tossed it all w/ the pasta! Perfect! My kids gobbled it down w/out complaint! Although they are pretty good eaters. Their favorite food is calamari, and they love the tenacles! My friends are soo jealous of how my kids eat! Guess I'm doing something right! Enjoy! Laura from AZ

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 332 cal
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 43.3 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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