9 Pleasing Penne Pasta Recipes

When it comes to pasta, penne is my favorite. Maybe you noticed when I used it here, here and here. To me, it’s a blank slate pasta that catches the flavors with which you pair it with. Spaghetti falls off the fork too easily. Linguine noodles are  too wide. And shells, well, they just don’t do it for me. So when I noticed this refreshing Penne and Chicken Tenderloin with Spiced Tomato Sauce recipe on Recipe4Living, it reminded me of how great this tube-shaped starch really is and why it rules my pasta world.

Check out this great recipe along with eight other great penne recipes after the jump!

Penne and Chicken Tenderloins with Spiced Tomato Sauce

Any small pasta will work in this quick, easy entrée. Ground fennel and coriander bring a welcome complexity to the chicken and impart their flavor to the sauce. Total time: 36 minutes.

Shared by barcogifts,
Bradenton, FL


* 1 tsp. ground fennel seed
* 1 tsp. dried basil
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
* 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
* 1 lb. chicken breast tenders, cut into (1-inch) pieces
* 1 Tbs. olive oil
* 4 cloves garlic, minced
* 4 C. canned diced tomatoes, undrained
* 1 C. white wine
* 8 oz. uncooked penne
* 1/4 C. (1 oz.) freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
* 1/4 C. chopped fresh basil


Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; rub over chicken. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes, turning once. Remove from heat; set aside. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds or until garlic is soft. Add tomatoes and wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Add chicken, and simmer 5 minutes. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Toss pasta with sauce in a large bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.

More Penne Pasta Recipes:
Penne with Chicken Spinach and Tomato Alfredo
Penne Pasta with Tomato Vodka Sauce
Penne with Red Pepper Sauce and Broccoli
Penne Pasta with Sausage and Wild Mushrooms
Cheesy Baked Penne with Artichokes
Chicken and Vegetable Penne
Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon
Penne with  Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Basil

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  • http://www.mixeddrinksmadeeasy.com John

    I never met a pasta I didn’t like! I can’t wait to the Penne and Chicken Tenderloins with Spiced Tomato Sauce!

  • http://blog.brighterplanet.com Carolyn

    Ooooh, must. make. penne. That spiced tomato sauce sounds super great as I’m a coriander and fennel lover. I have never actually cooked with wine before other than rice wine so I will give it a shot. Can you use any type of white wine?

  • tena janiak

    I just love your recipes. Keep up the great work

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