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Chicken Asparagus Pasta

Chicken Asparagus Pasta makes for a filling and delicious chicken dinner! We use breaded chicken breasts with our homemade breadcrumbs, fresh asparagus, penne pasta, and of course fresh garlic for this chicken and asparagus pasta recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Courtney Lopez


  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated


  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees
  • Place breadcrumbs into a dish and then cut chicken in half so you have thin breasts.
  • Cover the chicken in breadcrumbs and then place into a hot skillet with 2 tablespoons oil.
  • Cook chicken until crispy and then flip. Once both sides are crispy finish cooking chicken in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Cook pasta in a large pot with boiling water and then add in the asparagus at the end or steam asparagus. We cook the pasta al-dente.
  • Add minced garlic, butter, and olive oil to the pan that you used to cook the chicken. Scrap up all the bits of breading. 
  • Pour the pasta with a little pasta water into the skillet with the garlic mixture.
  • Chop up the asparagus and chicken add to the skillet. 
  • Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Drizzle with a little fresh lemon and more parmesan, or serve as desired. 


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3mg