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Fresh Asparagus, Tomato & Chicken Penne
Fresh Asparagus, Tomato & Chicken Penne

Fresh Asparagus, Tomato & Chicken Penne

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Cook Minutes 25 Min
Prep : 25 Min
If you’re not sure about preparing a recipe with whole wheat pasta, try our Fresh Asparagus, Tomato & Chicken Penne recipe. The juicy chicken, tender-crisp asparagus and cream cheese sauce team up to make this pasta dish just as appealing and delicious as any made with white pasta – but with the bonus of added fibre!
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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3 cups whole wheat penne pasta, uncooked
1 lb. (450 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 lb. (225 g) thin fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1-inch lengths
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 pkg. (250 g) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 Tbsp. Kraft 100% Parmesan Shredded Cheese
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Step 1
Cook penne as directed on package, omitting salt.
Step 2
Meanwhile, cook and stir chicken, asparagus and onions in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 7 to 8 min. or until chicken is done and asparagus is crisp-tender.
Step 3
Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Whisk cream cheese with Italian seasoning and 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water until blended. Add to chicken mixture along with the pasta; cook and stir 3 min. Remove from heat.
Step 4
Add tomatoes; mix lightly. If desired, gradually add enough of the remaining reserved pasta cooking water until sauce is of desired consistency.
Step 5
Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Substitute 3/4 lb. (340 g) uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp for the chicken, cooking the asparagus and onions 5 min. before adding the shrimp, then cooking an additional 2 to 3 min. or until shrimp turn pink. Add cream cheese mixture and drained cooked pasta, then continue as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 25 g
Saturated fat 14 g
70 %
Cholesterol 155 mg
Sodium 340 mg
14 %
Carbohydrate 55 g
Fibre 8 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 41 g
Vitamin A
15 %
Vitamin C
15 %
6 %
35 %
4 servings, about 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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