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Creamy Italian Pasta with Chicken

I created this recipe one night when I was too tired to wander around the grocery store figuring out what to make. This is even more delicious when topped with Parmesan or mozzarella cheese. To give it a little kick, add some red pepper flakes.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 401 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1376mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Apr 19, 2020

    No comment left

  • dja1231
    Oct 10, 2018

    I thought it was a good base recipe. I added bacon, mushrooms and onions to it. I put it over egg noodles, that was all I had.

  • klabelle9
    Jan 17, 2018

    Try to cook raw chicken strips instead of using frozen for best results

  • hyattmyers
    Jun 5, 2017

    Used four cheese Alfredo sauce

  • julesinmd
    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.

  • anncwallace
    Oct 18, 2014

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

  • kdwarren
    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.

  • sgallirn
    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.

  • mary_lance
    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!

  • robbinthornton
    Aug 21, 2013

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