Penne with Chicken and Peas

This is a really quick and tasty pasta dish that I make whenever I have rotisserie chicken lying around. You could substitute for grilled chicken too and if you want to keep the dish vegetarian , you could leave out the meat all together.

Penne with chicken and peas

Penne with chicken and peas

Penne with Chicken and Peas

(serves 6-8)

1 packet penne pasta cooked according to directions

3 cups of chopped rotisserie chicken

2 cups frozen peas

6-7 cloves of garlic finely chopped

Salt & pepper

Ground parmesan cheese as  garnish

Fresh green chilies, finely chopped (optional)

Penne

Penne

Rotisserie chicken chopped

Rotisserie chicken chopped

  • Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil and add chopped garlic.
Stirring the garlic

Stirring the garlic

  • Stir for 1-2 minutes till garlic become fragrant.
  • Add the chopped chicken.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the frozen peas.
Garlic, chicken and peas cooking

Garlic, chicken and peas cooking

  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, till the peas turn bright green and are just cooked.
  • Add the cooked penne and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Adding the Penne

Adding the Penne

  • Mix it all very well.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes till everything is well mixed and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot with lots of parmesan cheese on top.
Penne with chicken and peas

Penne with chicken and peas

I personally love this dish with a good heaping of fresh chopped green chili. It really adds a great bite to the dish!

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