What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Chicken & Asparagus Penne

5 Dec
The finished product!

Nice and easy for the pre-holiday season!

Simple, affordable, healthy ingredients make this recipe a keeper!

Simple, affordable, healthy ingredients make this recipe a keeper!

During the holiday time, it’s easy to over do it when it comes time to eating. There’s lots of special food, lots of rich holiday food. It’s also a busy, busy time; lots to do leading up to the holidays.

That’s why, when I first saw this recipe on Pinterest for Chicken & Asparagus Penne, I was drawn to it because of both the simplicity and the affordability of it. It would be a good, easy dinner that we could use over and over again and all of the ingredients were on my shopping list at Aldis on a regular basis. There’s not much to it as far as prep and ingredients, and that’s exactly what I need this time of year. I can’t need to exert much more energy than I already am.

This recipe was linked over from Pinterest to GoodnessGracious.com but even she got it from somewhere else! I love how everyone shares, especially during the holidays! Thanks Goodness Gracious, for sharing!



  • 1 lb Asparagus- Steamed
  • 12 oz Smart Taste Penne- Cooked
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast- Cubed and Cooked
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan


  1. Add all ingredients into a 9 x13 pan and stir to combine.
  2. Top with Cheese and Broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is golden.


Calories 383 Total Fat 14.5g Sat. Fat 3.2g Cholest. 50mg Sodium 273mg Carb. 45.9g Fiber 8.2g Sugars 3g Protein 25.4g

2 Responses to “What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Chicken & Asparagus Penne”

  1. Debra Steppel December 6, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    For more flavor (but also more calories) you can mix everything with a jar of Alfredo sauce. Makes it cheesier, and it blends better.

    • thewholebagofchips December 6, 2012 at 8:13 am #

      I *love* alfredo sauce!! Another reader also recommended adding sun dried tomatoes to this recipe, which is another ingredient that I love!

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