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Tomato Spinach Chicken Pasta

Tomato Spinach Chicken Pasta

Hearty and deliciously nutritious!

Anytime you are craving comfort food, give a try to this Tomato Spinach Chicken Pasta. Hearty and deliciously nutritious, it makes for a one pot dinner with the perfect combo of spicy and creamy (without the cream!). Plus, it comes together so fast!

one pot chicken pasta

Ingredients list for the Tomato Spinach Chicken Pasta

Yield: 4 servings

  • 10 oz (300g) chicken tenders or chicken breast cut into strips
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika or more, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 5 oz (150g) fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) pasta cooking water
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock
  • 8 oz (220g) pene or spaghetti, uncooked

chicken and pasta dinner

easy chicken pasta recipe

pasta with chicken

Directions

1. 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 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 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. Enjoy!

chicken and pasta recipe

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