Saturday, December 13, 2008

You Should Make This....

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Ok, so I've had this recipe for I don't know how long. And now I'm kicking myself for not making it sooner. I think this is going to give Taco Bake a run for it's money. It's delicious, not horrible for you and it's EASY! I got this recipe all the way from Chicago- well at least my sister that lives in Chicago. I have no clue where she got it. Don't scold me. Go buy the ingredients immediately.

2 cups uncooked pasta (penne)
4 boneless chicken breasts (I just used 2 of my massive ones from Sam's)
1 can of chicken broth
1 package of cream cheese (I used low-fat)
1 package frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
1 tsp garlic, chopped (i just minced 3 cloves)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
15 cherry tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese (I bought a block on grated it over the top- fresh)

Ok, so you have your ingredients now? K, good. Now do this:

Cook pasta and drain. Cube chicken breast (1" cubes), heat half the chicken broth in a large skillet and add chicken. Cook until no longer pink (5-7 minutes). Add cream cheese, spinach, remaining chicken broth, garlic, salt and pepper. Heat for 3-5 minutes until cheese melts. Add tomatoes. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes until tomatoes are soft. Toss with pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. EAT!


Lindsay said...

Molly!! This looks AMAZING!! Would it be okay without the spinach though?? You-know-who won't eat it...

Mrs.CFH2 said...

Hmmm I would bet it would be fine. Will he eat the tomatoes? The main flavors you taste and the cheese and garlic...yum!

Cooking Queen said...

Looks good molly.Will have to try that.

♥Domestic Diva♥ said...

Yummm!! I have been bookmarking these sorts of dishes...I will have to def try this one out!

♥Domestic Diva♥ said...

Thanks for the recipe I made this last night!! Super good, but I had to omitt the spinach & tomatoes b/c we didnt have any! yummm

Katie said...

Holy goodness, that looks SOOOO GOOD!

Nikki said...

This is a new favorite at our house! My husband and 4 year old ate it up. I had to omit the tomatoes b/c they won't eat them and I used fresh spinach b/c I had some that needed to be used up! Your recipes are fabulous!

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