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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Penne with Chicken, Spinach and Tomatoes

I plan my meals out every week and I try to stick to the plan as much as possible but sometimes life gets in the way.  This is one of my stand-by meals for nights like that.  I always keep pre-cooked chicken in the freezer, so it is really easy to throw together.

Penne with Chicken, Spinach and Tomatoes



Penne with Chicken, Spinach and Tomatoes

Ingredients:
8 oz uncooked penne, plus salt for cooking pasta
1/3 cup(s) chicken broth
3 cloves garlic clove minced
8 oz spinach, washed, stemmed, coarsely chopped (about 5 cups)
3 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 cups of chopped cooked chicken
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper


Cook penne in boiling salted water according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid before draining pasta.
Meanwhile, heat broth in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add spinach, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach is tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add cooked penne, reserved cooking liquid, chicken and tomatoes to skillet. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until tomatoes are slightly pulpy, stirring occasionally, about 2 to 3 minutes; add cheese and heat through. Serves 4.

Enjoy!

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7 comments:

  1. This looks really delicious. I have saved it to my favorites and plan to try it out. Thanks for sharing. Kathi

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  2. Well I'm pretty sure I know what I'm making for dinner tomorrow.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is a great Pasta dish that is very healthy and full of flavor. We would really enjoy this recipe. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. That looks delicious.....I'd love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party going on now-Sunday...
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. This might be a way to get my kids to eat spinach. They love pasta dishes.

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  6. Looks SO good!!! Thanks LOTS for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!

    XO, Aimee

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