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Chicken, Asparagus, and Red Pepper Pasta

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Chicken, Asparagus, and Red Pepper Pasta has all of the things you want in a meal.  It’s healthy, fast, simple, and tasty.  What more could you want?

Chicken, Asparagus, and Red Pepper Pasta
Chicken, Asparagus, and Red Pepper Pasta

Chicken, Asparagus, and Red Pepper Pasta

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
Recipe Type: 90/10 Regular
Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 oz 100% whole wheat penne or rotini
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste

Instructions

  • Spray 13X9 pan or a dutch oven (as pictured) with cooking spray.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • While pasta is cooking, in a medium skillet, heat 1 T. olive oil over medium heat until hot.
  • Add asparagus and red bell peppers.
  • Saute’, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp. Remove from skillet and add chicken and cook until no longer pink.
  • Combine cooked and drained pasta, chicken, and vegetables in the baking dish. Add salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Top with both cheeses.
  • Broil for 3-5 min or until cheese is melted and beginning to brown. It goes fast so watch it closely.
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