Asparagus and Chicken with Pasta

1 lb favorite pasta
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
4 cloves minced garlic
12 oz asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Saute chicken until lightly browned.
  2. Add remaining oil, garlic, asparagus, tomatoes, bell pepper, pine nuts and red pepper flakes. Continue cooking until asparagus is tender and chicken is cooked all the way through. Add salt and pepper.
  3. While chicken is cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  4. Combine pasta with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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