Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

  

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  • Prep Time:
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    20 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    30 Mins
  • Level:
    Easy
Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

Makes: 8 8

Description: This meal is always a great way to get your vegetables! 16 oz package penne pasta 2 T olive oil, divided

Ingredients:
16 oz.  package penne pasta
2 T  olive oil, divided
1 lb.  boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 t.  crushed red pepper flakes
12 oz.  asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 c.  grated Parmesan cheese
4  cloves garlic, minced

Instructions: 1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken until firm and lightly browned; remove from pan. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Cook and stir garlic, asparagus, and red pepper flakes in oil until asparagus is tender. Stir in chicken, and cook for 2 minutes to blend the flavors. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Toss pasta with chicken and asparagus mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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