Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

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

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 332
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 35m


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


  • 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.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 10.9g 17%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Potassium 301mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 43.3g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Protein 16.7g 33%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 446IU  
Vitamin C 4mg  
Calcium 57mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 9mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 44mg  
Folate 31mcg