The great thing about pasta and especially penne pasta is that it is a great accompaniment with many different types of seafood, meat and vegetables.
To make penne pasta with chicken and bacon gather I package penne pasta, 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided, 6 slices bacon, chopped,2 tablespoons minced garlic, 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, 1 pound deboned chicken breast, rinsed and cut into strips.
First, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil and add the penne pasta and cook until the pasta is tender but firm to the bite for about 8 to 10 minutes.
In a separate container, heat olive oil over a medium flame and sauté chicken. Remove the chicken and fry the bacon until brown and crisp. Next add garlic and cook for about a minute. Add the tomatoes and cook until it’s done.
Drain water from the pasta and stir in the chicken and bacon, tomatoes, and garlic mixture with the remaining olive oil.
To add a little something extra this dish may be prepared by adding a few fresh vegetables.