Chicken & Asparagus Tossed with Penne

Posted July 9, 2012 by admin in

Recipe Facts

Prep Time:: 15 minutes
Cook Time:: 7 to 8 minutes
Ready In:: about 25 minutes
Servings:: 2
Main Dishes:
Goes good with:

You can serve this dish with anything, but I like to eat it all by itself. It’s so yummy!

by admin


1 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
1 cup chopped asparagus
6 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with herbs, including juice
1 ounce soft goat cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese


Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (tender), 10 to 12 minutes, or according to the package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly. Set aside.

In a pot fitted with a steamer basket, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add the asparagus. Cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Spray a large nonstick frying pan with cooking spray. Add the chicken and garlic and saute over medium-high heat. Cook until the chicken is golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the tomatoes, including their juice, and simmer 1 minute more.

In a large bowl, add the cooked pasta, steamed asparagus, chicken mixture and goat cheese. Toss gently to mix evenly.

To serve, divide the pasta mixture between 2 plates. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis

(per serving)

Calories 455 Cholesterol 81 mg
Protein 41 g Sodium 240 mg
Carbohydrate 55 g Fiber 6.5 g
Total fat 8 g Potassium 462 mg
Saturated fat 3.5 g Calcium 125 mg
Monounsaturated fat 2 g