One Pot Creamy Asparagus Chicken Pasta
This One Pot Creamy Asparagus Chicken Pasta is an easy one pan meal with light and bright flavors for spring.
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
- salt and pepper
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes coarsely chopped
- 12 ounces penne pasta I used whole wheat
- 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 pound asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
- ½ cup half and half or heavy cream
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken, stirring often, until lightly browned (be careful not to over-cook, as chicken will continue to cook with the pasta). Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Add sun-dried tomatoes, pasta, chicken broth, and water. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the asparagus, cover, and cook 3 minutes more, until pasta is al dente. Uncover and cook at a low simmer for 2 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and stir in the half and half (or cream), Parmesan, and lemon zest. Enjoy!
Serving: 1/6 recipe | Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 980mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 3.7mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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