Spinach Chicken Cheesy Pasta

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This is one of my recipes I came up with on the fly. When the day has been hectic, chasing my toddler around and running errands, I will quickly defrost some chicken breasts under running water, and make it up as I go along. Sometimes these recipes aren’t the greatest because I am missing an ingredient that could really help the dish out. However, this one turned out beautifully. It is a very fancy mac and cheese with lots of nutritious vegetables added. I served it with a french baguette. The fresh spinach and tomatoes really adds alot to this dish, it was just spectacular.

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Spinach Chicken Cheesy Pasta

Ingredients:

1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pound fresh spinach
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1 pound Campari Tomatoes ( you can also use grape, cherry, or Roma)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon flour
2 cup milk
1/4 cup parmesan
1 cup Italian blend cheese or mozzarella cheese
1 package tri-color spiral pasta
Additional Olive oil for cooking
Kosher salt
Pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat skillet. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drizzle pan with olive oil. Salt and Pepper chicken.

2. Brown chicken breasts on both sides over medium heat. Remove from pan. Add more olive oil if necessary. Add chopped onions and mushrooms and kosher salt and saute until soft.

3. Add spinach (you may have to do this a little at a time) and wilt. Add garlic and a little kosher salt to vegetables.

4. Drain pasta and put in a large bowl. Remove cooked vegetables from the pan and add to pasta in the large bowl.

5. Quarter Campari or Roma tomatoes or halve cherry or grape tomatoes. Add tomatoes to pasta bowl.

6. Turn heat to low. Add butter to pan and melt, whisk in flour, and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Add milk and bring to a bubble over medium heat. Sauce will thicken. When sauce is thick and bubbly, remove from heat and melt in cheese. Add sauce to pasta bowl and toss to coat.

One Response to “Spinach Chicken Cheesy Pasta”

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    Seduction Community — February 14, 2010 @ 1:17 am

    Italian is my fav, and spaghetti is up there as one of my favourite dishes also, thanks for this its so quick and easy for when you havnt got much time 🙂

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