This was a delicious pasta entree and a nice diversion from heavy cream sauce. Very refreshing! I do think a pound of penne would overwhelm the chicken mixture; I used about 10 oz. pasta and it was almost too much. I also needed to add more chicken stock to keep the pasta moist. I used flat leaf Italian parsley in place of the fresh basil. (The basil would be great!) Next time I will add lemon zest. We really enjoyed this! Served with crunchy bread and steamed broccoli.