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Penne with Chicken,
Peas & Asparagus

4 servings

  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen green peas,
       thawed and DIVIDED
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups (1/2-inch sliced) fresh asparagus
  • 3/4 pound skinless boneless chicken
       breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Cook the pasta in a large dutch oven according to package directions, omitting salt & oil. Drain in a colander; set aside.

Place the broth and 1/2 cup peas in the blender; process until smooth. Set aside.

Heat the oil in dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds. Add asparagus and chicken; saute 4 minutes or until chicken is done. Add pea puree, remaining peas and salt; stir well. Stir in pasta; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add cheese and pepper, toss well

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 287 - Calories from Fat 67
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 23%, Protein 36%, Carbohydrate 41%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 76mg, Sodium 516mg, Total Carbohydrate 29g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 25g, Vitamin A 760 units, Vitamin C 23 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 2 units

Bon appetit!

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