Tuscan Chicken Pasta


Posted: May 13

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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The flavors of Tuscany come together beautifully in this colorful pasta dish! It’s like a mosaic in your mouth! Tuscan Chicken Pasta has the bright intensity of sundried tomatoes, the fatty savory flavor of chicken, the leafy greens crunch of spinach, and a creamy parmesan sauce enchanting all of it! Tuscan Chicken Pasta has a sunny lightness in its taste but it's hearty enough to keep you satisfied. It can be shining on your table in 30 minutes or less.


Ingredients

• 8 ounces penne pasta, uncooked • 1 pound chicken breast, skinless, boneless, and cubed • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1 tablespoon oil • 1 tablespoon butter • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, oil drained • 2 cups heavy cream • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded • 2 cups baby spinach • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes • basil, optional for garnish

Directions

Step 1

Cook the pasta al dente according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Add the chicken cubes to a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat a large pan with the oil and add the seasoned chicken. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until fully cooked through. Remove to a plate.

Step 3

In the same pan, add the butter. Once the butter has melted, cook the garlic and onion for a few minutes.

Step 4

Add the sun-dried tomatoes and the heavy cream.

Step 5

Bring to a simmer for about 2 minutes then add the Parmesan.

Step 6

Once the cheese has melted, add the spinach. Simmer for a few moments, then add the seasonings.

Step 7

Add the cooked pasta and stir until everything is well combined.

Step 8

Serve immediately and garnish with basil and additional parmesan cheese, if desired.


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