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Chicken and Asparagus Pasta
Chicken Asparagus Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
 
This delicious chicken asparagus pasta comes together quickly and makes for a perfect hearty spring meal. So easy to make and the whole family will love it!
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, chicken, pasta, vegetables
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 975 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound rotini pasta
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus trimmed and cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup half and half or greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, then drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken to the pan and cook until golden brown and cooked through. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the asparagus to the skillet and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Saute until bright green and tender, then remove from the skillet.
  4. Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining three tablespoons of butter. When the butter has melted, whisk in the flour to form a paste. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until golden. Slowly add the chicken broth, whisking constantly, followed by the milk and half and half. Let cook until thickened and starting to bubble. Remove from heat and whisk in the parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper, until the parmesan is melted.
  5. Return the skillet to the heat and stir in the chicken and asparagus, until heated through. Serve hot and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Asparagus Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 975
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.