Easy dinner that tastes amazing.

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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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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Spread the chicken breast tenderloins on the baking sheet and sprinkle with garlic salt and seasoned salt.

  • Bake chicken in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes. Set aside; when cool enough to handle, cut tenderloins into bite-size pieces.

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water, bring to a boil, and stir in penne. Cook pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until penne are cooked through but still slightly firm, about 11 minutes; drain.

  • Transfer penne back to cooking pot and stir in butter and Parmesan cheese until pasta is coated.

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; place asparagus into the hot oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Cook and stir until asparagus are tender, about 7 minutes.

  • Transfer penne pasta into a large serving bowl and top with asparagus and chicken tenderloin pieces. Lightly mix asparagus and chicken into the pasta to serve.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

458.3 calories; 28.8 g protein; 58.2 g carbohydrates; 56.2 mg cholesterol; 269.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2012
LOVE this recipe! I used whole wheat penne pasta and instead of garlic salt on the chicken i used garlic powder. This is definitely going in my recipe box for future meals!!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2012
Chicken & Asparagus with Penne Haiku: "This sounded so good. But the taste was kinda 'meh.' Doubt I'd make again." Saved myself some extra clean-up by doing the chicken in a skillet with garlic cloves (skipped the garlic salt) and butter removing it to stay warm and adding the asparagus. Tossing everything together w/ the parmesan and the penne resulted in a pretty plate but the taste wasn't fantastic. We had to add more cheese and red pepper flakes at the table but the leftovers were sadly discarded.:( Read More
(3)
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2012
LOVE this recipe! I used whole wheat penne pasta and instead of garlic salt on the chicken i used garlic powder. This is definitely going in my recipe box for future meals!!:) Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2013
Save a step - cook your asparagus with your pasta. Just throw it in the last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain and add butter, Parmesan, chicken (I used leftover from a rotisserie), and I also added a little milk for creaminess and fresh pepper. I like these flavors and did not find it bland at all. Super quick weeknight meal. Literally on the table in 30 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2012
This was a quick simple tasty dish. I added grape tomatoes halved and fresh garlic at the end of cooking the asparagus. Flavor came from the fresh ingredients. I also sprinkled with a little crushed red pepper. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2012
This was so good!! I sauteed the chicken instead of doing it in the oven and I steamed the asparagus as well then I through everything else together. It was a hit with my family. Thanks for the great recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2012
I made this dish and it was wonderful! I made it according to the recipe but added sauteed mushrooms and it also needed a little milk/cream to make a bit of sauce. It was wonderful. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2012
As I write this review my husband is having his third serving. That definitely earns five stars. I chose to saute the chicken as it was already too warm in my kitchen to warrant turning on the oven. This was very tasty. I did use some extra olive oil and a little pasta water to keep it from drying out. This is a keeper and I'll definitely be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2012
Delicious and easy! I did add a little more olive oil to the pasta- overall a gret easy healthy dish will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2012
This is such an easy and delicious recipe! I didn't have any asparagus handy so I used green and yellow beans and cut them down to bite size. I had whole wheat rotini pasta so I use that too. I also topped the dish with shredded pepper jack (love to be spicy) and added home grown tomatoes "maters" to the side. Can't wait to follow original recipe:) I posted a picture too! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2012
Chicken & Asparagus with Penne Haiku: "This sounded so good. But the taste was kinda 'meh.' Doubt I'd make again." Saved myself some extra clean-up by doing the chicken in a skillet with garlic cloves (skipped the garlic salt) and butter removing it to stay warm and adding the asparagus. Tossing everything together w/ the parmesan and the penne resulted in a pretty plate but the taste wasn't fantastic. We had to add more cheese and red pepper flakes at the table but the leftovers were sadly discarded.:( Read More
(3)