Penne with Chicken and Asparagus Recipe

Looking for an easy Penne with chicken and asparagus recipe? Learn how to make Penne with chicken and asparagus using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by graystone13

Makes 8 servings



submitted by Laurel B at allrecipes.com

Recipe Ingredients for Penne with chicken and asparagus

16 ounce dried penne pasta
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
10 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into cubes
1 salt and pepper to taste
1 garlic powder to taste
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
4 cups asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Penne with chicken and asparagus

  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.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 186.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
301
Calories from Fat
103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.5g
18%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
243mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
34.0g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
1.3g
Protein
16.5g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 6% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
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