In a saute pan, heat the 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When the pan is smoking hot, saute the shallots and garlic for 1 minute. Add the chicken and asparagus and continue sauteing for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Drop the pasta rags in the boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove and drain. Turn the pasta into a mixing bowl. Toss the pasta with the extra-virgin olive oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Fold in the chicken and asparagus. Add the chives and season with salt and pepper. Place the pasta in an over-sized shallow pasta platter. Garnish with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, chives and a drizzle of olive oil.
Yield: 4 servings