Last Minute Cheddar Chicken Penne

Submitted by on Friday, November 7, 2008 0:05
Posted in category Pasta, Poultry and Fish

This is a quick and easy meal that can be put on the table in 15 minutes without much work, all in one pan. Can’t get much better than that.


  • 1 tablespoon Butter or margarine
  • ¾ pound Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into one inch chunks
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 ¾ cup (14 ounce can) Chicken broth
  • ½ package (8 ounces) Penne Rigate noodles, uncooked
  • 1 package (16 ounces) Favorite frozen vegetable mix
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a 5 quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder. Cook chicken in butter until no longer pink, about 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Add broth; heat to boiling. Add uncooked pasta and frozen vegetables, stirring to coat pasta with liquid. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender and most of liquid is absorbed, stirring every two minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted.

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