Chicken Asparagus Pasta

Total Time
35 minutes
Difficulty
Medium
Yield
8 servings

This is a light but incredibly tasty pasta dish that’s healthier than traditional pasta dishes because of the asparagus cooked in the broth with sauteed garlic and seasoned chicken. A simple, yet delicious recipe.

Bon Appétit!

Ingredients

  • 1 package dried penne pasta
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Garlic powder
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, then drain and set aside.
  2. Warm 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the chicken, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until the chicken is cooked through and browned, which shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes. Remove the chicken to paper towels.
  3. Pour the chicken broth into the skillet. Add the asparagus, garlic, a pinch more garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cover and steam for about 10 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet, and warm through.
  4. Mix the chicken mixture with the pasta. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, then drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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