Chicken & Spinach Pasta Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups uncooked medium pasta shells
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 large portobello mushroom, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute the onion, mushroom and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk and broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Add the chicken, spinach, 3 tablespoons cheese, lemon juice, pepper and pepper flakes; heat through.
- Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
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Very good flavor although a bit bland for me. I would add a few more pepper flakes to give it more of a kick. My husband and I both enjoyed this dish. I also used baby spinach rather than frozen and just let it wilt into the sauce.
Needs more "kick," but even my little kids liked it--and that's saying something.
This dish is a winner. So sumptuous. I made little modifications though, since I didn't have red pepper flakes, I used about 1-2 tsp of Chilli powder instead. Another modification was adding Italian seasoning to the sauce. The idea of this dish is wonderful. I would surely consider doing it again for another hearty lunch. :-) Thank you for the recipe!
Subbed raw baby spinach for frozen for better flavor and texture. There are never leftovers even though I double the batch.
It was a good quick meal. I added half a can of drained diced tomatoes for some more flavor and it was delicious.
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