How to cook Asparagus, Chicken, and Pecan Pasta with easy and quick ways

Today we will share to you the fantastic spring time dish! How to cook Asparagus, Chicken, and Pecan Pasta with easy and quick ways. It does work best to keep the pot covered when you add the chicken stock and also when you add the remaining ingredients. This way there is some liquid left when you add the parmesan and you don’t need to add any more chicken stock. I will definitely make this again! It only took 20 minutes to cook. Really fast.

My husband, who really is picky about his chicken dishes, thought this was great. I did substitute pesto in place of the basil leaves, as I did not have fresh basil and the stuff at the store looked a bit less than fresh. Turned out great. Thanks for a super recipe.

Chicken and Pecan Pasta

Chicken and Pecan Pasta

The Ingredients of Chicken Pecan Pasta Recipes:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound grilled chicken breast strips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

How to cook Asparagus, Chicken, and Pecan Pasta with easy and quick ways”

  1.  First you can bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
  2.  Now you can heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, red pepper, and asparagus; cook and stir 5 minutes until the garlic softens and mellows. Pour in the chicken broth, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Simmer until the vegetables have softened, then add the basil, salt, pepper, butter, and chicken. Cook and stir a few minutes until the chicken is hot. Stir in the cooked pasta, then fold in the Parmesan cheese and pecan halves to serve.
chicken asparagus recipes

chicken asparagus recipes

Great great dish. We made it for some friends that are getting married in 4 days. Very easy to prepare, and very filling. We doubled the recipe actually, and sent the remainder (which was quite a bit) home with them for the rest of the week so they didn’t have to cook. Yea, it was that much. The only thing I would do differently is cut down the amount of Penne noodles the recipe calls for. The dish itself is so good, that you end up looking for a fork full without the noodles. They work well together, but I will probably use half the noodles next time.

Fabulous! Quick and easy with great flavor! Will definitely make again. Husband and I really liked the addition of the pecans. You can add any veggies that you like and season it to your individual taste. We loved it just as is!

I found this recipe to be bland. You can actually put a tablespoon of freshly minced garlic and everyone thought it could still use alot more. I also thought some red pepper flakes could have helped. I gradually added the parmesan cheese and it didn’t blend in very nicely. I thought the pecans were a nice touch, but they kind of freaked my sister out when she thought it could possibly be a hard piece of chicken. I think the next time I would make it without the chicken, maybe just toss the parmesan on at the end rather than trying to blend it in and definitely add more spices.

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