Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

50 ( 1 cup) servings

Crediting:

One cup portion provides:

  • 2.25 oz eq meat/meat alternate, 1.25 oz eq grain, ¼ cup red/orange vegetable, and cup additional vegetable.

PrimeroEdge: SR110071

Category: Asparagus

Ingredients

Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

4 lb   Dry penne pasta
5 lb  Local asparagus, washed, trimmed, cut
2 TBL   Garlic powder
1 TBL + 1 tsp   Salt
1 TBL + 1 tsp   Pepper
7 lb 8 oz   Canned diced tomatoes
7 lb 8 oz   Canned shredded chicken or frozen diced chicken
13.6 oz   Parmesan cheese

Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large stock pot, steam kettle, or tilt skillet combine the asparagus, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the drained pasta and canned chicken and diced tomatoes and stir to combine. Transfer into full-size 2 ½-inch steam table pans and evenly distribute the parmesan cheese over the top. Critical Control Point: Heat to 165°F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  4. Serve 1 cup portions using an 8 ounce ladle or spoodle.
  5. Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 135°F or higher.
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