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Penne with Grilled Chicken, Gorgonzola, Asparagus and Caramelized Onions

Penne with Grilled Chicken, Gorgonzola, Asparagus and Caramelized Onions recipe
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This Penne with Grilled Chicken, Gorgonzola, Asparagus and Caramelized Onions is a weeknight-quick dish that tastes like special-occasion fare.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
30 min
servings
total:
6 servings
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What You Need

2
cups  penne pasta, uncooked
2
tsp.  olive oil
1/2
cup  thin onion slices, separated into rings
1
tsp.  sugar
1-1/2
cups  chopped plum tomatoes
2
cups  cut-up grilled chicken (1-inch pieces)
1-1/2
cups  chicken broth
1/2
cup  diagonally cut asparagus spears (1-inch pieces)
1/4
cup  whipping cream
4
tsp.  minced fresh garlic
1
pkg.  (4.5 oz.) ATHENOS Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
1/2
cup  chopped fresh basil leaves

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.

MEANWHILE, heat oil in small skillet on medium heat. Add onions and sugar; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until onions are tender. Remove from heat.

DRAIN pasta; place in large skillet. Add tomatoes; cook on medium heat 1 min., stirring occasionally. Add chicken, broth, asparagus, cream and garlic; mix well. Cook 5 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Add onions, cheese and basil; cook 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Balance this rich, flavorful meal with a fresh fruit salad for dessert.
Storage Know-How
Place 2 or 3 layers of paper towels in a resealable plastic bag. Add short-stemmed fresh herbs, such as sage, basil and thyme, to the bag. Seal bag and store in refrigerator up to 3 days.
Substitute
Prepare using whole wheat penne pasta and fat-free low-sodium chicken broth.
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