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    Penne With Chicken and Roasted Asparagus

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    35 mins

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    Barb Gertz's Note:

    What could be more delicious than pasta , chicken and roasted asparagus, also very healthy and easy to make. The recipe comes courtesy of Mike Miller and the Home for Dinner catering service and KCRA TV.

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    1. 1
      Put vinegar into a small saucepan and simmer until reduced to 3 tablespoons.
    2. 2
      Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
    3. 3
      (Mixture will be thick like syrup).
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, snap tough ends off the asparagus and discard.
    5. 5
      Cut spears into 1-inch pieces.
    6. 6
      Put asparagus on baking sheet with sprigs of rosemary and toss with olive oil,1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
    7. 7
      Roast in 400°F oven until tender, approximately 10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in medium saute pan over medium-high heat.
    9. 9
      Add chicken and saute until cooked through.
    10. 10
      Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until just done.
    11. 11
      Drain pasta and immediately toss with the butter, (cut butter into pieces first) vinegar-sugar mixture, asparagus, chicken, parmesan cheese and remaining 1 teaspoon of salt.
    12. 12
      Serve with additional parmesan cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 24, 2003


      Terrific!!! We can't wait to have this dish again. My changes were: only 1/2 lb pasta, 12oz of chicken breast, and 1/4 cup or so of butter. I wasn't sure on the balsamic vinegar with the 1/2 cup and 2T measurements, so I reduced the 1/2 cup and then put the 2T on the dish in the final mixing. The fresh rosemary cooking with the asparagus left the most awesome flavor. We will make this a lot during peak asparagus season. My 8 year olds both gave this a 5 star rating. Thanks for sharing Barb!

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    • on April 30, 2014


      Wow, surprisingly good! My expectations weren't real high but I thought I'd try something new. Glad I did. Not bitter at all. Will make again. THANKS Barb!

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    • on June 03, 2011


      I made this using bow ties inseead of penne - it was wonderful. Also I added fresh tomatoes (skinned and chopped) and basil. The balsamic reduction was a little tricky. Maybe i overcooked it. But, after I removed it from the stove and added the brown sugar, it got quite hard. So, I added a little warm water and heated it a bit sirring constantly and it was just fine. I really enjoyed this easy to make dish. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Penne With Chicken and Roasted Asparagus

    Serving Size: 1 (373 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 834.0
    Calories from Fat 324
    Total Fat 36.0 g
    Saturated Fat 18.3 g
    Cholesterol 109.9 mg
    Sodium 1311.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 102.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.8 g
    Sugars 8.0 g
    Protein 27.4 g

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