Penne Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

What you need:

1- 16 ounce box penne pasta

5 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 chicken breasts, cubed

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup orange pepper, diced

1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1 inch pieces

6 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

salt and pepper, as desired


Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse and set aside.

Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken. Season with salt and pepper and cook until chicken is cooked though and browned. Remove chicken from skillet.

Pour the broth into the skillet. Stir in the orange pepper, asparagus, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and steam until the asparagus is tender, about 5-10 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet and warm through.

Stir chicken mixture into the pasta and mix well. Let sit for 5 minutes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, stir again and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.