Penne w/Chicken, Peas & Peppers


  • 2-1/2 cups penne or other tube pasta
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen green peas - thawed
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 red bell pepper - seeded and diced
  • 3/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast halves - cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese - grated


Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and set aside. Combine stock and 1/2 cup peas in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Set aside.

Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat.

Sauté garlic 30 seconds. Add bell pepper and chicken and sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until chicken is cooked throughout.

Add pea purée, whole peas and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well.

Stir in pasta and bring to a boil.

Cook 2 minutes, or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.

Stir in cheese and toss well before serving.

Recipe Health Review:

How Healthy is the Penne w/Chicken, Peas & Peppers Recipe?

Recipe makes: 4 servings.

Healthy eating information for 1 serving(s):

Watchful Nutrition
Calories: 373
Carbohydrates: 47
Total Fat: 6
Saturated Fat: 3
Cholesterol: 52
Sodium: 236
Good for You
Fiber: 4
Protein: 30
Weight Watchers
Points: 7