Chicken and Asparagus with Penne Pasta


Easy dinner that tastes amazing.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound chicken breast tenderloins

  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste

  • 1 pinch seasoned salt, or to taste

  • 1 pound uncooked penne pasta

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut crosswise into thirds

  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste


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

  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
13g Fat
58g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 431mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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