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Pasta with Grilled Chicken and Asparagus

Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield 5 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
Looking for a light and super fast supper? This easy pasta dish with grilled chicken and asparagus fits the bill. It's so delicious, even the kids will beg for seconds.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 2 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated angel hair pasta
  • 2 (6-ounce) packages grilled chicken strips (such as Louis Rich)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup preshredded fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 401
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • fat 11.2 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 4.8 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 28.4 g
  • carbohydrate 47.5 g
  • fiber 4.1 g
  • cholesterol 50 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 771 mg
  • calcium 135 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus, and cut asparagus into 2-inch pieces. Arrange asparagus, mushrooms, and green onions in a single layer on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once.

  3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, reserving 3 tablespoons pasta water.

  4. Add roasted vegetables, reserved pasta water, and chicken to pasta; toss gently.

  5. Combine olive oil, 2 tablespoons hot water, balsamic vinegar, and pepper; stir well with a whisk. Add to pasta mixture, and toss well. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

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