Combine olive oil and butter in a large skillet; add asparagus and cook until lightly browned, stirring constantly, about 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in peppers and garlic and cook about 1 minute. Add chicken broth, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add pasta and basil. Simmer 7 to 9 minutes. Stir in half the Parmesan cheese and half the pecans. Add salt and pepper to taste. To serve, transfer to a warm bowl and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and pecans.
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