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Penne and Grilled Chicken-Mayo Clinic Health System

Penne with Grilled Chicken, Gorgonzola, Asparagus and Caramelized Onions

Prep: 30 min

Total: 30 min

Servings: 6 servings


What you need:

2          cups  penne pasta, uncooked

2          tsp.  olive oil

½         cup  thin onion slices, separated into rings

1          tsp.  sugar

1-1/2    cups  chopped plum tomatoes

2          cups  cut-up grilled chicken (1-inch pieces)

1-1/2    cups  chicken broth

½         cup  diagonally cut asparagus spears (1-inch pieces)

¼         cup  whipping cream

4          tsp.  minced fresh garlic

1          pkg.  (4 oz.) ATHENOS Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese

½         cup  chopped fresh basil leaves

Make Penne with Grilled Chicken, Gorgonzola, Asparagus and Caramelized Onions

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.

MEANWHILE, heat oil in small skillet on medium heat. Add onions and sugar; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until onions are tender. Remove from heat.

DRAIN pasta; place in large skillet. Add tomatoes; cook on medium heat 1 min., stirring occasionally. Add chicken, broth, asparagus, cream and garlic; mix well. Cook 5 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Add onions, cheese and basil; cook 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.


-          Penne pasta

-          Plum tomatoes

-          Chicken

-          Asparagus

-          Whipping cream

-          Gorgonzola cheese

-          Fresh basil



-          Olive oil

-          Onion

-          Sugar

-          Chicken broth

-          Garlic


Calories           360

Total fat          15 g

Saturated fat   7 g

Cholesterol      75 mg

Sodium            500 mg

Carbohydrate 31 g

Dietary fiber    2 g

Sugars                         4 g

Protein             24 g

Vitamin A       25 %DV

Vitamin C       8 %DV

Calcium           15 %DV

Iron                 15 %DV


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