Tomato Chicken Penne Recipe

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"I love how fast this creamy dish is to prepare," says Glencoe, Minnesota's Cynthia Ettel. "My whole family enjoys it. Substitute shrimp, sausage or even sliced pepperoni for the chicken."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 287 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 693mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in wine or broth; cook for 1 minute. Drain pasta and add to the skillet. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through and slightly thickened. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tomato Chicken Penne in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p19

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juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 206657
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"My husband and I loved this! Will make it again. I used ground Italian sausage instead of the chicken."

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