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chicken and asparagus with penne pasta

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This stuff is really tasty and so quick and easy! I've had this recipe forever. I have no idea where I got it. I probably jotted it down out of a health food magazine back when pasta was still considered a good choice for healthy eating. I increased the cheese amount because the original recipe kind of skimped on the cheese to make the dish more healthy and of course you could cut back on it if you wanted to, but I'm of the mind that more cheese = more better! The original recipe also called for cooking spray which I've replaced with 2 Tbsp olive oil! Anyway enjoy this one however you'd like!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken and asparagus with penne pasta

  • 1 clove
    minced garlic
  • 3 c
    uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 c
    asparagus, diagonally chopped into 1.5 inch pieces
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil , divided
  • 1 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lg
    diced tomatoes
  • 4 oz
    crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 c
    fresh, grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil leaves

How To Make chicken and asparagus with penne pasta

  • 1
    Fill a large pot 3/4 c. Full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook 12-15 minutes or until tender. Drain pasta thoroughly and set aside.
  • 2
    Diagonally slice the asparagus in the same shape and size as the penne pasta. Steam asparagus until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes.
  • 3
    Toss pasta, tomatoes and asparagus. Add 1/2 tsp of salt or to taste, add another Tbsp. olive oil. Mix in pan until thoroughly combined.
  • 4
    Divide between 4 plates. Sprinkle each serving with a bit of feta and parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.