Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus


"A light but super-tasty pasta dish, with fresh asparagus cooked in broth with sauteed garlic and seasoned chicken."
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35 m servings 332 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 69 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


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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...

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This was ok. The consistancy was a little weird and the chicken didn't really have a good flavor. It needed to be marinated in something a head of time that would have comlimented the asparagus....

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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...

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...

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 cu...

THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER!!! I loved this dish. I did alter it ( I am sure it great the way it was posted, but I wanted something creamier). After I cooked the chicken ( I marinated it in it...

Not bad! I used whole wheat pasta and also added some broccoli, some red peppers and the mushrooms. Definitely needs 3-4 cloves of fresh sauteed garlic (not just powder.)

This pasta recipe is simply wonderful. I made only a few changes, I used Mrs Dash seasoning on the chicken and added two tablespoons of butter to the finished asparagus and chicken. I highly rec...

This was a nice change from all the creamy pasta dishes. I did use 3 chicken breast and only 12 oz penne pasta. It turned out perfect for a quick summertime meal that doesn't make you feel lik...

A little bland. I added sun dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts when I cooked the chicken to zest it up. Also added a bit of italian seasoning to the chicken broth when I steamed the asparagus...

This was tasty. I sauteed onions and garlic first and then added the chicken for more flavor. And I used frozen broccoli florets instead of asparagus since I didn't have any fresh veggies. My...

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