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Asparagus Chicken Pasta with Parmesan

 
Asparagus Chicken Pasta with Parmesan
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This easy and delicious dish is an excellent candidate for a busy weeknight meal. It doesn't take long to make, and it's well balanced on both flavour and nutrition.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

28

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 pound pasta shells
small shells, or any pasta you have on hand, whole wheat
2 tablespoons olive oil
divided
1 pound chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
cut into 1/2-inch thick strips
1 pound asparagus
tough ends snapped off
4 cloves garlic
freshly minced
1 ½ cups Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
or more to taste
salt and black pepper
to taste
*

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add the pasta, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until desired consistency.

Once the pasta is cooked. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain it and return to the pot.

Meanwhile heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.

Brown the chicken strips until no pink spot remains and the chicken strips are nicely browned, about 4 minutes on each side.

Season with salt and black pepper.

Transfer the cooked chicken into a bowl, and cover to keep warm.

Add the remaining 1½ tablespoons of olive oil to the same skillet over medium heat until hot.

Add the asparagus, stirring often, and cook until the asparagus are tender and brightly green, about 4 minutes.

Stir in the garlic, and cook for another 1 minute until very fragrant.

Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Add the cooked chicken, asparagus, and 1 cup Parmesan cheese to the pasta pot.

Pour some pasta cooking water to thin the dish a bit, and stir with a wooden spatular gently until well combined.

Add more cooking water until it reaches desired consistency if needed.

Season with more salt and black pepper if needed.

Divide the dish among the serving plates.

Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese on top.

Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

charvin1219
woodridge, illinois, United States
 over 3 years ago

You've done it again! Another great recipe! I can't wait to try it! Thanks =:)

Charvin, glad that you liked this dish too. And yes, I did it again :) It was delicious. After you try it, please let me know how you feel about the taste. Happy Cooking :)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 3 years ago

Downers Grove, United States
 over 3 years ago

I will defiantly let you know as soon as i make it!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 397g (14.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 62732% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 662mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Sugars g
Protein 119g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 48% Iron 31%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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