Penne pasta is combined with boneless chicken breast, red bell pepper, fresh asparagus, and zucchini in a cream sauce.

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Ingredients

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

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  • Cook pasta as directed on package.

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  • Meanwhile, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and vegetables; cook 10 to 12 min. or until chicken is cooked through, stirring frequently. Add broth and cream cheese; cook 1 min. or until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Add Parmesan cheese; mix well.

  • Drain pasta; return to pot. Add chicken and vegetable mixture; toss lightly. Cook 1 min. or until heated through. (Sauce will thicken upon standing.)

Tips

How to Make it Meatless: Omit chicken. Prepare as directed, cooking vegetables until crisp-tender.

Tips

Substitute: Prepare as directed, using whatever vegetables you have on hand.

Tips

How to Store Dried Pasta: Dried pasta will last almost indefinitely if stored in an airtight glass or plastic container in a cool dark place. Dried whole wheat pasta can turn rancid, however, so should be used within the recommended time listed on the package.

Nutrition Facts

426.5 calories; 28.8 g protein; 39 g carbohydrates; 82.1 mg cholesterol; 577.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2010
My husband (who is a picky eater!) and I loved this meal! It was so quick and easy. I didn't have any fresh veggies on hand so I used a frozen stir fry mix instead. Highly recommend this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2010
this was ok - nothing amazing but nice for a quick weeknight meal. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2010
My husband (who is a picky eater!) and I loved this meal! It was so quick and easy. I didn't have any fresh veggies on hand so I used a frozen stir fry mix instead. Highly recommend this! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2010
this was ok - nothing amazing but nice for a quick weeknight meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2010
My husband (who is a picky eater!) and I loved this meal! It was so quick and easy. I didn't have any fresh veggies on hand so I used a frozen stir fry mix instead. Highly recommend this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2010
I recommend doubling the Italian dressing (4 tablespoons) and cream cheese (8 ounces) Quick easy weeknight meal! We prefer it with broccoli florets instead of zucchini. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2018
This was delicious I could have eaten the whole thing all by my self. I added broccoli florets instead of the asparagus and added yellow squash besides the zucchini. I probably could make this at least once a week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2016
Absolutely delicious! I used frozen mixed vegetables instead and seasoned the chicken with a little bit of black pepper end garlic salt. So fast and easy. Next time I'll substitute the pasta for just mixed vegetables for those who are trying to minimize their carb intake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2014
It was a winner in my house as a family of 9 it really went well the sause was not to runny. i used Asparagus and brocoli florets didnt have a red pepper. Next time I think I am going to use shrimps. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2016
This was easy and ok but not very flavorful. It gets points for being flexible (can use other veggies) and fast. We added red pepper flakes and garlic and it was pretty tasty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2010
I give the 5 starts b/c it was so simple and super yummy. I used spicy Italian sausage and extra garlic (of course - I LOVE garlic). To make it even easier for the veggies i just used a bag of frozen medley veggies. super fast! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2010
Very good. I didn't have the dressing so I used salsa and olive oil. This dish tastes great. Read More