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Simple Chicken and Asparagus Pasta Bake

This Chicken and Asparagus Pasta Bake is as simple as they come! Just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes in the oven and you’ll have a tasty dinner for your family.

Chicken and asparagus pasta in a casserole dish.

If you’re looking for a quick pasta dish, this recipe is for you!

I always hate when recipes call for you to cook all of the ingredients before hand, combine them in a casserole dish, and then bake it for even more time in the oven.

While you will have to turn on your oven for this recipe, it’s only to broil the chicken and asparagus pasta for 5 minutes!

This is such an easy, and tasty, dinner that I know your family will love.

And it may even get your kids to eat their vegetables!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Chicken asparagus pasta in a baking dish.

COOK a 16 oz. box penne pasta according to package directions.

WHILE the pasta is cooking CUT 2-3 chicken breasts into cubes and COOK in a frying pan until done (about 7 minutes each side). SPRINKLE each side with the garlic and herb seasoning.

COOK one 12 oz. bag frozen asparagus in the microwave (only if the bag is steamable). Once done, CUT the spears in thirds.

Penne with chicken and asparagus on a wooden spoon.

ADD all the chicken, pasta, asparagus, and 1/4 cup olive oil to a 9 x13 pan and STIR to combine.

TOP with 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan and BROIL for 5 minutes or until cheese is golden.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

Chicken asparagus pasta bake in a casserole dish.

My cheese got a little too toasty for these pictures, so you can set your broiler for low and check it every minute until the cheese is melted to avoid super crunchy cheese.

I’ve never done this, but you can make this recipe extra cheesy by adding some Parmesan to the dish when you mix everything together as well as on top.

This recipe is easiest if you use the frozen asparagus you can cook in the microwave. Feel free to use raw asparagus, it will just take longer to cook.

The asparagus will be piping hot when you pull them out of the microwave, so cook it while the chicken is still cooking so they have time to cool down before you need to cut them.

If you don’t have penne on hand, you can use any small shape pasta for this recipe.

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Penne with chicken and asparagus on a wooden spoon.

Simple Chicken and Asparagus Pasta Bake

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Chicken and Asparagus Pasta Bake is as simple as they come! Just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes in the oven and you'll have a tasty dinner!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 chicken breasts, thawed and trimmed of fat
  • 2 tablespoons garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen asparagus
  • 1 (16 ounce) box penne
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

Instructions

    1. Cook the penne pasta according to package directions. Drain once done.
    2. While the pasta is cooking, cut the chicken breasts into cubes and cook in a frying pan until done (about 7 minutes each side). Sprinkle each side with the garlic and herb seasoning while cooking.
    3. Cook the asparagus according to package directions (use the microwave only if the bag is steamable). Once done, cut the spears in thirds.
    4. Add the chicken, drained pasta, asparagus, and olive oil to a 9 x13 pan and carefully stir to combine.
    5. Top with the parmesan cheese and broil in the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is golden.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 20g
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