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.

If you liked this recipe, follow the Hot Eats and Cool Reads board here!

On the blog... one year ago:
Foil Pack Steamed Veggies

This recipe may be shared at these fabulous blogs!


  1. This looks delicious! Am pinning and have a great Tuesday!

    1. Thanks so much for pinning! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  2. Asparagus are so good right now. This is a nice combination of flavors. I have to make this. Thanks for sharing.

    We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa and this would be a great addition. Hope you will bring it over.

    Have a great week,

  3. We will be getting asparagus in our CSA in a few weeks. I am always on the look out for a good recipe to use them in. This recipe will be on my list!

    Thank you for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I always love what you share. See you next week!

    Cynthia at

  4. Shantel your sistaaaaApril 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    I made this tonight! Turned out awesome :)

  5. I also really love asparagus and just bought a fresh bunch yesterday! This pasta looks wonderful! I like how the ingredients actually are a little lighter than I expected (no cream!) and would be perfect for a spring meal! Thanks for sharing. Coming over from Weekend Potluck:)

  6. This looks wonderfully, delicious. Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies. Thank you for the recipe. Pinned.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.

  7. Pinned! I finally got my son to start eating Asparagus and he will love this pasta :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

  8. What a delicious recipe! I love that you used orange pepper in this. It's one of my favorite sweeter peppers. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinned to my food and Marvelous Mondays boards!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  9. I am soooooooo going to try this. Thanks you for sharing this at the top blogger showcase for April 2013. Pinning this.
    Please send me a 125 by 125 button as you have won free advertising.


Post a Comment

Comments make my day! Comment moderation is enabled, so if you don't see your comment right away, check back later after I approve it! :) Thanks so much for stopping by!