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Bow Ties with Chicken and Asparagus

Bow Ties with Chicken and Asparagus
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 6
Looking for a delicious skillet dinner? Then check out this asparagus, chicken and bow-tie pasta ready in 25 minutes.
March 12, 2012

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1 L) uncooked bow-tie pasta
  • 1 lb (500 g) fresh asparagus spears
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 lb (500 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch/2.5 cm pieces
  • 3 cups (750 mL) sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
  • 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup/50 mL)
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Salt, if desired
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, break off tough ends of asparagus as far down as stalks snap easily. Wash asparagus; cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • 3
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in asparagus, mushrooms and garlic. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in centre and vegetables are tender.
  • 4
    In small bowl, gradually stir broth into cornstarch. Stir in onions and basil. Stir cornstarch mixture into chicken mixture. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Season with salt. Toss with pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.

  • Serve-With: This light pasta entree pairs nicely with a glass of crisp white wine such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6 Servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Calories
320
Total Fat
7g
Saturated Fat
2g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
Sodium
210mg
Total Carbs
37g
Dietary Fiber
3g
Sugars
2g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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