59 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 25
  • 4 Rating Star 20
  • 3 Rating Star 7
  • 2 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 2

Easy dinner that tastes amazing.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

458.33 calories; 28.78 g protein; 58.24 g carbohydrates; 12.95 g fat; 56.18 mg cholesterol; 269.28 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


Reviews (44)

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Most helpful positive review

JackieJ79
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!!:)
(47)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
03/29/2017
Too bland. Tried making a Parmesan cream sauce to add flavour but still wasn't flavourful enough.
59 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 25
  • 4 Rating Star 20
  • 3 Rating Star 7
  • 2 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 2
JackieJ79
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!!:)
(47)
beanscooks
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!
(21)
Marley_Mom
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.
(16)
darbrand
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
(12)
mbo
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.
(8)
Pam Ziegler Lutz
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!
(6)
Natalie
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!
(5)
Mortegirls
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!
(3)
Rock_lobster
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.:(
(3)