Garlic Chicken Pasta with Spinach Recipe

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Submitted by joyrae

Makes 8 servings



adapted from: http://mykitchencafe.blogspot.com/2009/04/garlic-chicken-pasta-with-spinach.html

Recipe Ingredients for Garlic Chicken Pasta with Spinach

6 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 tablespoons olive oil
500 g chicken breasts
1 Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound penne pasta
5 ounce fresh spinach
1 tablespoon basil
6 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Garlic Chicken Pasta with Spinach

  1. Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large pot. Meanwhile, combine garlic, pepper flakes and oil in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave until garlic is golden and fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and cut into bite-size pieces. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Transfer 1 tablespoon of the garlic/red pepper oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat until oil is rippling. Add chicken and cook until well browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil.

  4. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the pasta to boiling water and cook until tender but still slightly firm (al dente). Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water.

  5. Drain pasta and return to the pot. Stir in chicken, spinach, basil, lemon juice, Parmesan, and remaining garlic mixture, adding reserved pasta water as needed.

  6. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Saute, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 164.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
379
Calories from Fat
131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.6g
22%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
103mg
34%
Sodium
179mg
7%
Potassium
386mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
33.7g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
0.4g
Protein
27.6g
Vitamin A 36% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 11% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
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