Penne With Chicken and Roasted Asparagus

Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

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