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One Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta with Chicken and Spinach comes together in 35 minutes! The entire meal cooks in one pot and creates a dish that kids and adults love.

One Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta with Chicken and Spinach

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
One Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta with Chicken and Spinach comes together in 35 minutes! The entire meal cooks in one pot and creates a dish that kids and adults love.
4.88 from 8 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 heaping cups spinach
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • In a 12" pan or skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and stir until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook one additional minute. Add chicken to pan and cook until brown on both sides.  Add uncooked pasta, chicken broth, tomato sauce and spinach. Stir then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 22 minutes. Uncover and cook until almost all of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 additional minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Garnish with basil and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

  • This meal tastes great as leftovers. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat just prior to serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 464kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Sodium: 578mg, Potassium: 783mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 465IU, Vitamin C: 6.4mg, Calcium: 122mg, Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
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