Zesty Chicken Pasta


Zesty Chicken Pasta

(See notes for preparation below)

2 Tbsp Olive oil 

1 jar (12 oz) pine nuts

2 C whole wheate penne pasta

2 chicken breasts sliced into bite size

1 Tbsp minced garlic

1 carton fresh mushrooms

1 bunch asparagus cut to bite size 

2 fresh tomatoes chopped

1 small bag of rinced spinach

1 small can sliced black olives

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1/4 C shredded parmesan cheese

1 C likte zesty italian dressing



  1. Cook pasta in lightly salted water.
  2. In a skillet under low heat toast the pine nuts, do not burn, keep the pine nuts moving. 
  3. Add the sliced chicken, garlic and mushrooms in 2 tbsp of olive oil. Cook thoroughly. 
  4. Add asparagus, tomatoes, black olives. Cook just long enough to make asparagus tender. 
  5. Add the spinach and lemon juice, cook about one minute. 
  6. Mix in the cooked pasta and add italian dressing. 
  7. Add parmesan cheese to taste.