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Spring

Chicken Pasta with Asparagus

Prep:
15 m
Cook:
20 m
Ready in:
35 m
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Light and easy, this chicken and asparagus pasta recipe will become a wonderful alternative to your classic pasta recipes!
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INGREDIENTS
Servings: 8
Penne pasta
1 (16 oz.) package, dried
Olive oil
5 tbsp., divided
Chicken breast halves
2, skinless, boneless, cubed
Salt
to taste
Pepper
to taste
Garlic powder
to taste
Chicken broth
½ cup, low-sodium
Asparagus spears
1 bunch, slender, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
Garlic
1 clove, sliced thinly
Parmesan cheese
¼ cup
DIRECTIONS
  1. Pour water into a large pot, season it with salt, and bring to a boil.
  2. Add penne and cook it for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente, then drain and set aside.
  3. Add 3 tbsp. of olive oil to a large skillet and heat it over a medium-high heat. Add chicken, stirring, and season the mixture with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is heated through and browned. Place the chicken on a paper towel.
  5. Add chicken broth to the skillet, stir in asparagus and garlic, and add one more pinch of garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  6. Cover and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the asparagus becomes tender. Place the chicken in the skillet and warm through.
  7. Combine the chicken mix and pasta and stir well, leave it for 5 minutes, then drizzle with olive oil, mix well, and sprinkle with cheese.
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