Asparagus, Chicken and Penne Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 313.5
  • Total Fat: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 31.0 mg
  • Sodium: 318.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 24.2 g

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Number of Servings: 3


    3/8 (16 oz) package dry penne pasta
    2 tsp olive oil, divided
    5 oz skinless, boneless chicken breast meat, cut up into bite size pieces
    1 1/2 cloves, garlic minced
    3/4 can asparagus
    1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
    salt and pepper to taste
    3 TBS grated parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
Heat 1 tsp of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken until firm and lightly browned; remove from pan. Add the remaining tsp of oil to the pan. Cook and stir garlic, asparagus, and red pepper flakes in oil until asparagus is tender. Stir in chicken, and cook for 2 minutes to blend the flavors. Season with salt and pepper.
Toss pasta with chicken and asparagus mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HOTMAMA02.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband actually loved this! I had red bell pepper in my fridge so I cut that up and added it... also used fresh asparagus. SO GOOD! - 9/12/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and added mushrooms and some chicken broth, white wine and corn starch to make a little sauce. It was yummy! - 2/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    LOVED IT! I added a bit of fennel as well as a sweet red pepper. It got rave reviews from all my family, so I will definitely make it again. - 5/10/11

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  • Incredible!
    I thought this was a very good husband even liked it who normally doesn't healty dishes. Will be making this again in the near future! Thanks for the recipe! - 6/7/08

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  • Very Good
    My wife made this tonight. It was very good. She increased the ingredient amounts to feed the family of 4 and have some great leftovers. - 3/13/08

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