Alfredo Penne with Poached Chicken

induction 21 steamer 6 quart pasta set for poached chicken


Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min

Ingredients for Poaching Chicken
• 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons black pepper
• 6 lemon slices
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
• 6 sprigs fresh thyme
• 1 tablespoon soy sauce
• 2½ cups chicken broth
Ingredients for Pasta
• 1 box penne pasta
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 5 cloves garlic - sliced
• 2 cups chicken broth

• 2 cups milk
• 5 ounces cream cheese (cubed)

• ½ cup pesto (jarred)
• ½ cup parmesan cheese (grated)

• 3 cups fresh spinach

• ½ cup sliced sun dried tomatoes


(3 PC.)


1. Place the chicken breasts into the steamer/pasta insert in a single layer and season with salt and pepper. Place steamer/pasta insert into pot. Top with lemon slices, rosemary sprigs, and thyme.

adding chicken to steamer insert

  2. Add 2½ cups chicken broth and enough water to cover the chicken. Add soy sauce. Place lid on and bring to a boil over medium heat. Then, reduce to low-medium and cook for 20 minutes. (25 minutes if the breasts are very thick.)

place lid on induction 21 6 quart casserole with steamer set to poach chicken 

   3. Lift steamer/pasta insert to drain the chicken. Discard the sprigs and lemon slices. Place chicken on cutting board and cut breasts into 1 inch thick slices. *Be sure to keep your chicken stock to use later in this recipe and other future soups, rice, braising, etc.!

sliced chicken for induction 21 6 quart casserole with steamer set to poach chicken

 4. Set aside cut chicken. Leave 4 cups of cooked broth in pot with steamer/pasta insert and add 3 quarts of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and add pasta. Cover and cook for 15 minutes (or until tender.) *

pasta cooked in steamer pasta insert in induction 21 6 quart casserole set

  5. Strain pasta and rinse out pot. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium and add garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Add sliced chicken and 1 cup of your prepared chicken stock. Simmer chicken for 2 minutes.

add chicken back to induction 21 6 quart pot

    7. Add pasta back to pot with chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low and toss well. Add the milk, 1 more cup prepared chicken stock, and cream cheese. Stir until melted. Then, mix parmesan cheese into the pasta. 

 add parmesan to alfredo pasta in induction 21 stainless steel 6 quart pot with steamer insert

 8. Add pesto to the pasta and mix until well incorporated.

adding pesto to alfredo pasta in 6 quart induction 21 stockpot

 8. Add spinach and sun dried tomatoes. Stir and plate.

final poached chicken alfredo pasta in 6 quart casserole and steamer set



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