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Tomato Spinach Chicken Pasta

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Aug 31, 2020
Tomato Spinach Chicken Pasta
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Tomato Spinach Chicken Pasta – Anytime you are craving comfort food, give a try to this tomato spinach chicken pasta recipe. Hearty and deliciously nutritious, it makes for a one-pot dinner with the perfect combo of spicy and creamy (without the cream!). Plus, this chicken pasta dish comes together so fast – less than 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Tomato Spinach Chicken Pasta

Yield: 4 servings

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Directions

1. To make the chicken pasta recipe with tomato and spinach: Cook pasta according to package instructions, until al dente. Drain pasta, keeping 1/2 cup of the pasta water for later.

2. Add 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil to a large skillet, on medium-low heat. Season chicken to taste with salt and pepper, then add to the skillet and cook until slightly golden on all sides. Add red pepper flakes, paprika, and Italian seasoning in the skillet and cook on medium heat until chicken is cooked through – about 5 minutes. Remove cooked chicken from the skillet and set aside.

3. In the same skillet, add chopped onion and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute (add a bit of butter if necessary). Add chopped tomatoes, cook for 2 minutes more. Add pasta water and chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Reduce for 3 minutes, then add spinach. Adjust seasoning, if needed. 

4. Add pasta to the skillet, then add chicken and mix well. Reheat over low heat, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. Sprinkle with grated cheese just before serving the tomato spinach chicken pasta. Enjoy!

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Tips for the Tomato Spinach Chicken Pasta Recipe

This 30-minute tomato spinach chicken pasta recipe is fast, easy, and uses pantry ingredients you might already have on hand. It’s a complete weeknight dinner that tastes as it came from a restaurant! Here are a few tips to make the best chicken pasta ever:

  • Make sure you’re using a large and deep skillet because it makes a large quantity to feed a crowd.
  • You can try smoked chicken breasts to vary the taste: you just have to reheat and it makes a great alternative.
  • To make this chicken pasta recipe even more flavorful, you can try sun-dried tomatoes. They add so much flavor to any recipe!
  • Once the chicken pasta is completely cooked, we highly recommend that you stir in a good drizzle of high-quality olive oil, off heat. It adds a nice depth of flavor and it’s good for you!

What other pasta shapes can we use?

You can use spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair pasta, or pappardelle pasta.

How to save time when making this chicken pasta recipe?

Start boiling the water while you are prepping the other ingredients. Then when you place the chicken in the skillet to start cooking, the water should be boiling and ready for you to add the pasta!

How and how long to keep the tomato spinach chicken pasta leftovers

Keep the chicken pasta leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. You can reheat the chicken pasta in the microwave or in a skillet, with a few tablespoons water to loosen the sauce.

What other readers say about this chicken pasta recipe

“Delicious! I had cherry tomatoes and spinach to use up. Perfect!” – Donna
 
“Made it for my meal prep turn out great!! Tasty!” – Robin
 
“Really delicious! I followed the chicken pasta recipe as written. Will definitely make it again! Super easy and a new favorite at my house. Thank you for sharing.” – Maureen

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