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Italian Chicken and Penne

This easy stir-fry combines the pasta with green pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes in an Italian-style sauce. I made up this recipe one evening, and it was a big hit with my family. —Janeen Longfellow, Wolcottville, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small green pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a nonstick wok, stir-fry the chicken, pepper, onion and garlic in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add the pasta, mushrooms, tomatoes, sauce and seasoning; heat through. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand until melted.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 291 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 0.500 fat.

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  • Debra
    Mar 7, 2019

    Super easy to make and delicious! My kids went back for seconds. I used marinara sauce instead of pizza sauce to skip the Italian seasoning. Definitely will be making it again.

  • jbysko
    Jan 20, 2013

    This is a go to recipe for me. Filling and so good! I don't always use the mushrooms and usually skip the italian seasoning. Love this recipe!

  • Fire291
    Sep 2, 2010

    I used whole wheat pasta, and the whole family enjoyed it! My daughter even asked to pack it in her school lunch the next day :)

  • keverwann
    Jan 6, 2010

    This was okay, but we have had much better, just as easy pasta dishes.

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    Aug 26, 2008

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    Oct 22, 2006

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