36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

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

Directions

  • 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.

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

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

375 calories; 12.3 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 444 mg sodium. 38.2 g carbohydrates; 27.3 g protein; 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: 1 stars
05/17/2010
We didn't care for this at all. I found the red pepper to be very overpowering and the sauce never really thickened. I followed the recipe. Won't be making again. Read More
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
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
(4)
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
(1)
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
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2019
This is so easy! It only took 30 minutes and i used things I already had in my fridge/pantry. I substituted broccoli green onions and carrots. I added a bit more Italian dressing to pump up the flavor. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2019
Excellent recipe. My kids who are fussiest eaters EVER ate it all up. I added more pasta than the recipe asked for and I skipped the zucchini and asparagus. I also added more cream cheese. I added pink Himalayan salt and pepper and it turned out great. 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
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2018
Yum! And pretty easy too. I added way more cheese. Parmesan romano and asiago. It tastes like heaven! Read More