Garlic Chicken Primavera Pasta

Garlic chicken primavera pasta

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
503 Calories
17g Fat
51g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 503
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1063mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 274mg 21%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 659mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This colorful one-pot pasta is fast, simple, and satisfying. Let the rigatoni cook while you prep the rest. Then, set aside the al dente pasta to sauté the garlic, chicken, and veggies—quick cooked to a tender-crisp finish. Tossed together with grated Parmesan cheese, it’s both balanced and comforting.


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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 chicken breasts, or tenders, sliced into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 cups chopped asparagus, tough ends removed

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes

  • 4 cups cooked pasta of your choice

  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Gather the ingredients for chicken pasta primavera
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  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until golden and fragrant.

    Heat oil in large pot
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  3. Add chicken and cook through.

    Add chicken and cook
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  4. Add asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, salt, and pepper. Cook until asparagus and carrots are softened and cooked.

    Add tomatoes and asparagus
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  5. Add pasta and Parmesan. Stir to combine and melt cheese. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

    Add pasta and parmesan
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  6. Serve and enjoy.