Chicken and asparagus pasta

4 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 15 mins
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End off your day with a quick and comforting bowl of pasta.

By Food24 November 03 2009
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Ingredients (9)

30.00 ml flour
60.00 ml butter
50.00 ml fresh parsley — chopped
0.00 parmesan cheese — or cheddar cheese, grated, to garnish
1.00 onion — chopped
410.00 g asparagus — tinned
400.00 g pasta — penne or macaroni
125.00 ml milk
4.00 chicken breast fillets — cubed
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Cook the pasta in boiling water until tender, then drain.
Heat half of the butter in a saucepan.
Add the onion and sauté for two minutes.
Add the chicken and cook, stirring over high heat for three minutes.
Remove from the pan.
Heat the remaining butter.
Add the flour and stir for 30 seconds.
Add the milk gradually, stirring to prevent lumps.
Pour in the juice from the asparagus.
Stir over the heat until thick.
Add the chicken, onion, asparagus and parsley.
Stir into the pasta and season to taste.
Serve topped with grated Parmesan or Cheddar cheese.

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