My best friend's mom used to make us a version of this in high school. It is very light, and you can add pretty much anything you want!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water, and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Cook pasta in boiling water until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well.

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  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breast, and cook until browned on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and capers, and continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes longer. Remove chicken from pan.

  • Using the same pan, add asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, and water to the juices remaining in the pan. Cover, and simmer until the broccoli and asparagus are tender. Layer pasta, chicken, and vegetables in a large platter or bowl to serve.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

423 calories; 11.5 g total fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 185 mg sodium. 61.3 g carbohydrates; 21.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
Make sure to use extra-virgin olive oil and add some chopped garlic and fresh grated parmesean for added flavor. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2009
This dish is in serious need of seasoning (salt pepper garlic parmesan cheese lemon zest). Some fresh herbs might be nice too. Otherwise it is great hot or cold. Read More
(18)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
Make sure to use extra-virgin olive oil and add some chopped garlic and fresh grated parmesean for added flavor. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
Make sure to use extra-virgin olive oil and add some chopped garlic and fresh grated parmesean for added flavor. Delicious! Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2009
This dish is in serious need of seasoning (salt pepper garlic parmesan cheese lemon zest). Some fresh herbs might be nice too. Otherwise it is great hot or cold. Read More
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
This was the best chicken and broccoli Pasta that I have ever tried. I will definately be making this recipe again. Thanks. Read More
(16)
Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2009
Not enough "kick" for our taste. I added a small onion and a wee bit of instant boullion. I'm comparing it to one that had tarragon in it...which was an interesting ingredient. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2010
Good and very healthy. I made it with whole wheat penne. This is basically a chicken piccata. I'd suggest the following: Cut the chicken into slices rather than cubes to make them bite-size. Or use chicken tenderloins. Dredge the chicken pieces lightly in flour before browning which will help them brown and be a little crispy. More capers More lemon juice Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. (yes that's a given but some people may need the reminder). I might add a little white wine to the chicken in the last few minutes of sauteeing. I wouldn't use extra virgin olive oil which doesn't hold up well to sauteeing. Much as I love olive oil and garlic I wouldn't add it here. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2009
First time I have ever really wanted to review a recipe!! I usually add my own twist to recipes but I didn't really need to with this one!! I added roasted red peppers for color and it turned out delicious. Great recipe! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2010
I also added onion and a couple of cloves of garlic. I have made it twice now. Very delicious but I think next time I make it i will also add some lemon zest. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2009
Really needs "more"... used 1.5 lbs chicken seasoned with montreal chicken seasoning and cooked it in the oil with zest and juice of one lemon. Added onion and garlic with the veggies as well as 8 ounces fresh mushrooms and one yellow bell pepper. Instead of water I used broth. I used a pound of orzo instead of penne mixed it all together tasted it found it still too bland. I added fresh ground pepper and garlic salt which helped immensely. The three stars I gave were for the original recipe. Terribly bland without my additions but with them it's 4 stars. Healthy too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2009
Very fresh and flavorful. I didn't have broccoli so I added extra asparagus. I also added some chicken bouillon powder and garlic. Read More
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