1 package dry penne pasta
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast meat
4 cloves minced garlic
12 oz asparagus
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Cut asparagus into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and sauté until lightly browned.
  4. Add asparagus, tomatoes, bell pepper, pine nuts, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until chicken is done. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Toss with pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.