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One-pot Spinach Chicken Pasta

by Adam Bianchi featured in 6 Unforgettable Pasta Recipes In Red Sauce

Ingredients

for 3 servings

  • 4 tablespoons
    olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons
    salt, divided
  • 1 lb
    penne pasta (455 g)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon
    pepper
  • 28 oz
    crushed tomato, 1 can (795 g)
  • ½ teaspoon
    red chili flakes
  • ½ cup
    heavy cream (120 mL)
  • 5 oz
    spinach (140 g)
  • ½ cup
    parmesan cheese (55 g)

Garnish

  • parmesan cheese, to taste
    Calories 1183
    Fat 46g
    Carbs 136g
    Fiber 11g
    Sugar 17g
    Protein 63g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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Preparation

  1. Boil water in a large pot over high heat.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of salt to water and add pasta. Cook pasta until almost al dente, or for 1-2 minutes less than the recommended cook time. Drain.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add chicken, salt, and pepper. Brown chicken, making sure to cook through. Set chicken aside.
  4. Add 2 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, and red chili flakes into the pot and stir.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes, stirring for a few minutes.
  6. Add cream, stirring until incorporated.
  7. Add spinach and stir until the spinach cooks down and incorporates.
  8. Add chicken, pasta, and parmesan, stirring until pasta is evenly coated.
  9. Garnish with more parmesan cheese and serve!
  10. Enjoy!
 

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