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Chicken and Asparagus w/Penne Pasta

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A light but super-tasty pasta dish, with fresh asparagus cooked in broth with sautéed garlic and seasoned chicken.

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Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried penne pasta
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste

Details

Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 35mins

Preparation

Step 1

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
Warm 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Stir in chicken, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Cook until chicken is cooked through and browned, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken to paper towels.
Pour chicken broth into the skillet.
Stir in asparagus, garlic, and a pinch more garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Cover, and steam until the asparagus is just tender, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Return chicken to the skillet, and warm through.
Stir chicken mixture into pasta, and mix well.
Let sit about 5 minutes.
Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, stir again.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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