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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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 446kcal


  • 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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