Yeap I said it. Chicken. Asparagus. Goat Cheese. Pasta. Four of my favorite things. Boy am I sad I portioned this meal into my lunch containers before I ate my dinner portion…. When I really wanted more (not because it wasn’t filling but because it was just so good!) I felt too guilty to rob my lunches and settled for the one portion This is very easy to make and is sure to make your family happy. If you or they aren’t a fan of asparagus feel free to swap out broccoli or your favorite veggie!
Chicken Asparagus Goat Cheese Pasta: Serves 4
4oz Goat Cheese
1/4C Chicken Stock
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2lbs Chicken Breast – Cubed
1lbs Asparagus (Fresh)
2tsp Olive Oil
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and set to the side.
While the pasta is cooking toss the cubed chicken with 1/4tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper. Set a saute pan over medium heat and add 1tsp of olive oil to the pan with the chicken and cook in a single layer flipping a few minutes in. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked through. Remove from the pan and set to the side.
Cut the bottom 1-2″ off of your asaparagus (I normally take one stalk and hold it by both ends and snap it, where it breaks is where you should cut the rest to make sure you aren’t eating any hard and woody pieces!). Place the other tsp of olive oil in the saute pan and lay your asparagus in a single layer, sprinkle with salt and pepper and saute until fork tender. Remove from the pan and slice into 1-2″ long segments.
In a small mixing bowl mix the milk, chicken stock, remaining 1/4tsp garlic powder and flour until fully mixed.
Now that everything is cooked we can put it all together. Add the milk mixture to the drained pasta and turn the heat on medium and stir constantly until the sauce thickens, remove from the heat and flake in the goat cheese, add the chicken and asparagus and continue to stir until all of the goat cheese melts. Serve & Enjoy!
WW: 11 Points Plus / serving