Chicken Penne Italiano


An Italian version of stir-fry, this tasty dish mixes cubed, boneless chicken and penne pasta with red and green peppers, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, and basil for an easy weeknight supper.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces dry penne pasta

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into cubes

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ cup medium-dry white wine

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the penne pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and reserve pasta.

  2. Whisk the cornstarch and chicken broth together in a bowl until smooth. Set aside until needed.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and chicken; stir and cook until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, about 10 minutes. Stir in the onion, and green and red peppers; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth mixture and wine, if desired, and season with oregano and basil. Stir in the cooked pasta, and simmer over medium heat until thoroughly heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

527 Calories
15g Fat
56g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 527
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 927mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 46mg 232%
Calcium 229mg 18%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 708mg 15%

* 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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