Penne With Roasted Chicken and Radicchio

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another quick dinner idea from Eating Well magazine (Feb-March 2005).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta until just tender, 8- 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup of cooking liquid.
  3. Cook radicchio in this liquid over medium heat until it wilts (2- 3 minutes).
  4. Stir in pasta, 2 tablesppons parmesan,.
  5. oil, vinegar, chicken, and pepper and cook for 1- 2 minutes.
  6. Garnish with walnuts and reserved cheese.
Most Helpful

2 5

I thought this was just ok. I had to substitute chard instead of the radicchio since that's what I had. The proportions seemed to be very off - one rotisserie chicken had too much meat for 8 oz of penne, and there definitely wasn't enough chard in one bunch. Also, the balsamic vinegar made it very sweet. I don't think I'll be making this one again, though the kids seemed to like it ok.

5 5

This was incredible. We had my neighbor over for dinner, who never eats anything "good for him". However, he absolutely loved this. I used those fancy glazed walnuts and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. The crunch of the Radicchio was not only great for texture, but for color as well. I love whole wheat pasta and feel good about giving it to my family. We sprinkled extra fresh grated parmesan cheese on the top at the table. Mm!