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Creamy Italian Pasta with Chicken Recipe

Creamy Italian Pasta with Chicken Recipe

I made up this recipe one night when I was very tired and had no desire to wander around a grocery store trying to figure out what to make. To make the dish even more delicious, I sometimes top it with Parmesan or mozzarella cheese. Adding red pepper flakes gives it a little more kick.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) ready-to-use grilled chicken breast strips
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, combine the chicken, tomatoes and Alfredo sauce; heat through. Add spinach; cook and stir until wilted.
  • 2. Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 401 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1376mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein

Reviews for Creamy Italian Pasta with Chicken

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"Recipe was easy to make but we didn't really like the combination of flavors. I used thawed frozen spinach so maybe that was part of the problem. I added some garlic as one of the reviewers suggested. Would not make the recipe again."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"Easy to throw together, and good. My whole family likes it!"

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"This was a quick and edible meal to make. I added garlic to it but everyone still found it lacked a little something. Everyone agreed it needed some more spice. I added a touch of cayenne to the leftovers and that was better. Would also be good with some spicy sausage added to it. Even being a touch bland everyone still ate it so it will be made again with a few tweaks since it is a quick easy weeknight meal."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"Delicious! My whole family loved it! (3 young children) I used broccoli instead of spinach, rotini pasta, and a 3 cheese alfredo sauce. It was very flavorful, and so easy! Will definitely add it to my binder of recipes to make again."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"My kids are pretty picky and they all cleared their plates! It has a great flavor, but mild enough that the kids don't notice the veggies. And I appreciated how quick & easy it was to make. Loved it!"

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"Yum! The only change was to grill my own loved it!"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"This was really good. My family loved it. I use lite alfredo and added a liitle extra garlic. Would make again."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"I made this for a coffee/get together and there was nothing left. and the recipe was asked for time and again. I will for sure be making this again. It was a simple and flavorful meal that came together in no time at all."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"My family seemed to enjoy this dish last night. I added a couple cloves of fresh garlic and a small can of sliced black olives, and used frozen chopped spinach (thawed). Be sure to use a good quality Alfredo Sauce for best results."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Although this was easy to make, the taste was really nothing special."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"We loved it! Even our son was ok with the spinach!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.