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Chicken Penne With Fennel

Total Time - 30 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

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Cooking Sequence

  • Bring water to boil for pasta; complete prep - 10 minutes
  • Prepare suggested sides
  • Complete chicken recipe; serve - 20 minutes

Chicken Penne With Fennel


1 cup fennel (thinly sliced)
1-oz bag fresh basil
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1.75 lb)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups penne (or other medium) pasta 
1 cup fresh pre-diced onions
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (24-oz) jar marinara pasta sauce


  • Bring water to boil for pasta.
  • Remove leafy green top from fennel; slice fennel bulb.
  • Stack basil leaves; slice into thin strips.
  1. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces (wash hands). Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place oil in pan then add chicken; cook and stir 2–3 minutes or until browned. Cook pasta following package instructions.
  2. Stir in onions, fennel, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper; cook and stir 2–3 minutes or until vegetables soften.
  3. Stir in pasta sauce; cook 3–4 minutes or until sauce is hot. Toss sauce with pasta; top with basil and serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 440kcal; FAT 12g; CHOL 125mg; SODIUM 820mg; CARB 30g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 47g; VIT A 25%; VIT C 35%; CALC 20%; IRON 15%

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Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 1 (24-oz) jar pasta sauce
Add to your grocery list 2 cups penne (or other medium) pasta

Add to your grocery list 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1.75 lb)

Add to your grocery list 1-oz bag fresh basil
Add to your grocery list 1 fresh fennel bulb
Add to your grocery list 1 cup fresh pre-diced onions

From Your Pantry
Add to your grocery list 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
Add to your grocery list 1/4 tsp kosher salt
Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp olive oil

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Utensils & Cookware

  • large stock pot
  • large sauté pan
  • colander
  • cooking spoons
  • knife and cutting board
  • measuring utensils
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Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with green beans, warm garlic bread, and tiramisu for dessert.
  • You can make a delicious salad with the remaining fennel. Combine with spinach and oranges, then toss with a citrus vinaigrette.
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