Apr 1, 2013
Penne Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus Recipe
Asparagus is one of my favorite springtime foods. I absolutely adore it! I will eat it raw or cooked, and just love it with pasta!
This recipe for Penne with Chicken and Asparagus has been a favorite in my sister's family for a couple years. I was super excited when they made it the last time we visited them. This pasta is light and so flavorful. An instant favorite for my daughter and I! I know we will be making this in the near future! Enjoy!!
Thanks to my sister, Shannon from Speaking in Plain Shamish for photographing this dish!
Penne Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus (print recipe)
What you need:
1- 16 ounce box penne pasta
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup orange pepper, diced
1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1 inch pieces
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, as desired
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse and set aside.
Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken. Season with salt and pepper and cook until chicken is cooked though and browned. Remove chicken from skillet.
Pour the broth into the skillet. Stir in the orange pepper, asparagus, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and steam until the asparagus is tender, about 5-10 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet and warm through.
Stir chicken mixture into the pasta and mix well. Let sit for 5 minutes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, stir again and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
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