Spicy Asparagus Chicken Penne Pasta

    Spicy Asparagus Chicken Penne Pasta

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    About this recipe: This dish gets its kick from dried crushed chillies. It's a impressive impromptu supper when you have friends around at the last minute.

    Serves: 8 

    • 500g dried penne pasta
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 375g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 375g asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1 teaspoon dried crushed chilli flakes
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 60g freshly grated parmesan

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Cook penne according to packet instructions. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
    2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook chicken until firm and lightly browned; remove from pan.
    3. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the frying pan. Gently cook garlic, asparagus and crushed chillies in oil until asparagus is tender. Stir in chicken, and cook for 2 minutes to blend the flavours. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Toss pasta with chicken and asparagus mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan.

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