Penne with Chicken

Penne With Chicken Recipe

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1/3 lb
chicken breasts, boneless
1.5 tsp
olive oil
1/2 c
green onions, chopped
garlic cloves, crushed
28 oz
tomatoes, canned italian style with juice
basil leaves chopped
1 can(s)
olives, drained
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
10 oz
penne pasta
3 oz
mozzarella, diced
1 Tbsp
parsley, chopped
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated

How to Make Penne with Chicken


  • 1Earlier in the day, add enough water to the skinned chicken to cover it.
  • 2Poach chicken in simmering water (uncovered) until chicken is no longer pink.
  • 3This will take about 8 minutes.
  • 4Allow chicken to cool in poaching liquid.
  • 5(I put it in the refrigerator rather than leave it at room temperature).
  • 6Cooling it in the liquid makes it more tender.
  • 7Later, remove chicken from poaching liquid and chop it into small or bite-size pieces.
  • 8Save the poaching liquid to add to the water you're going to cook the pasta in.
  • 9In large non-stick pan, cook the onion and garlic in heated olive oil until softened.
  • 10Add hot pepper flakes and tomatoes and juice.
  • 11Cook about 30 minutes over medium heat until sauce thickens.
  • 12Cook penne in poaching liquid with additional water as needed.
  • 13Combine chicken with the sauce mixture in serving bowl.
  • 14Add parsley and cheese.
  • 15Sprinkle with parmesan and serve immediately.

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About Penne with Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy