Chicken and Penne Primavera

Chicken and Penne Primavera

Looking for a filling pasta recipe for dinner? Then check out this Italian- style cheesy pasta and chicken breasts dish that’s made easily on a stove top in just 30 minutes!

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1 1/2
cups uncooked penne or mostaccioli pasta (5 1/4 oz)
2
teaspoons olive oil
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup sliced zucchini
1
cup sliced yellow summer squash
1
cup cut (2 inch) fresh asparagus spears
1/2
cup reduced-fat Italian dressing
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 1/3 oz)
Coarsely ground black pepper, if desired
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, in 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown on outside and no longer pink in center.
  3. Stir in zucchini, squash and asparagus. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  4. Stir pasta into chicken mixture. Stir in dressing and basil; cook until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese and pepper.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty Tip:
Primavera is all about vegetables! To save time, you can slice all the vegetables ahead of time and refrigerate up to 3 hours before you use them.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 420
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 610mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 36g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 4 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.