Penne With Chicken and Fresh Herb Sauce
22 mins (prep 10, cooking 12)
14 ingredients
4 servings
This recipe is adapted from cooking pleasures magazine. Please use fresh herbs in this, dried just won't give the intended result. Originally, this was entered as a private recipe until basil came into season and I was able to try it myself. I just made this for dinner tonight, and it was really good. Although the garlic sounds like a lot, I could barely taste it, so don't be afraid to of the amount called for. This sauce is fairly mild, so I'd advise tasting it as it's warming, and adding whatever you think will please your family's tastes. After sampling this recipe once, I plan to make it again with different herbs, as they are in season. One combination that comes to mind in basil, thyme and organo. Please note any combinations you try in your review, so that we all have a dish that's not just for the middle of the summer. Last note, this calls for making the sauce in a blender - I can't find mine so I used the food processor, which worked perfectly.

Categories:  chicken , pasta,-rice-and-grains , <-30-mins , chicken-breast , lunch~snacks , easy , poultry , main-dish , meat , pasta , penne , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (211.38 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 340.63 Calories from Fat 64.44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.16g 44.04%
Saturated Fat 2.47g 49.47%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 1.7mg 2.27%
Sodium 324.34mg 54.06%
Total Carbohydrate 61.95g 82.6%
Dietary Fiber 26.99 g 431.85%
Sugars 1.45 g %
Protein 29.57g 236.6%
Vitamin A 3184.9IU% Vitamin C 31.05mg%
Calcium 2010.22mg% Iron 72.41mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh chives, low-fat ricotta cheese, dash ground red pepper, boneless skinless chicken breast halves, salt and pepper, fresh basil