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Chicken And Artichoke Penne With A White Sauce Recipe

Chicken And Artichoke Penne With A White Sauce

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"A savory combination of chicken, artichokes, and olives in a creamy Bechamel sauce - a marriage made in heaven!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water. Drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat. Saute chicken pieces until chicken is light-to-golden brown in color.
  3. Add artichoke hearts, olives ,and mushrooms to pan; heat for about 90 seconds. Turn heat to low, add cooked pasta to pan, and heat until warm.
  4. Add warm bechamel sauce to pan, and toss ingredients 3 to 4 times. Serve with freshly grated black pepper and fresh Parmesan cheese to taste. Sprinkle dash of paprika over food for color, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 04, 2003

I made this recipe for my mother on Mothers Day - IT WAS VERT TASTY! I added minced garlic and chopped green onions along with grilling the chicken first. The appearence of the dish was also great - perfect for a dinner party. This recipe will be added to my favorites.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

This is good but I think it lacks a spice (red pepper? garlic? More rosemary or thyme?) but I'm not sure what. I'll keep checking the reviews to see what others may recommend but unless I figure out what it lacks, I won't make again. It's not that it wasn't good (even my 5 year old ate her helping) but I felt I had to add extra parmesean cheese to just to add more taste.


39 Ratings

Jun 13, 2006

I changed this a bit to suit my taste, I added a few strips of bacon with the chicken, added Italian seasoning to the sauce as several other reviews said it needed more taste, garlic, and shrimp. Topped it with parmesan cheese and side of garlic bread! YUMMMM

Jan 21, 2011

I found this to be pretty bland, and the bechamel sauce not acting as a good pasta sauce. I think my husband and I would prefer an alfredo or butter sauce instead. I had to add more salt after cooking in order to eat. I'm wondering if marinated artichoke hearts would help give this more flavor OR sundried tomatoes would be tasty.

Sep 20, 2010

My husband and kids liked this even though they all dislike mushrooms! Victory! For my bechamel I use 1 cup stock from bullion, 1 cup cold milk + 1 Tbsp cornstarch, 2-3 T grated gruyere cheese. I also added 1 Tbsp lipton onion soup mix instead of salt or grated onion. The other reviews wondered about calories - it's the olives and artichokes, both higher in fats. I agree that bacon would be yummy, but there goes the low-fat option...

Mar 03, 2009

I just read the ingredients and i cant understand why is this dish high on calories? 22 grams fat and 70 grams carbs!!! did i miss something? coz i had it before in a restaurant and i can understand that it can be fatty from the white sauce, so i guess it depends on the method a one will take to prepare the homemade beshamel sauce. anyway its a very delicious dish.

May 06, 2003

exceptional flavour!

Aug 30, 2010

Really really good! i made it exactly as authored, but used a different Bechamel Sauce recipe than the one linked beneath the chicken recipe, and i loved the subtlety of the flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 598 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.5 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 30.6 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 847 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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