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One Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Pasta with Chicken is an easy to make dinner the whole family will love! You won't believe there isn't a drop of cream in this flavorful, healthy pasta dish!

One Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Pasta with Chicken

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
One Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Pasta with Chicken is an easy to make dinner the whole family will love! You won't believe there isn't a drop of cream in this flavorful, healthy pasta dish!
4.67 from 3 votes

Ingredients 

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, drained and excess oil blotted off with paper towels
  • 8 ounces whole wheat or gluten-free pasta, (I used bowties)
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder dissolved in 2 teaspoons of water, (see note)
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat add the olive oil and chicken. Season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink.
  • Add in the garlic and sun dried tomatoes and cook another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add in the chicken broth and pasta and stir until combined. Bring to a simmer then lower the heat to medium-low, cover with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
  • Add in the dissolved arrowroot/water slurry and stir until the liquid starts to thicken, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add the mozzarella, parmesan cheese, spinach and stir until the spinach starts to wilt.
  • Stir in the Greek yogurt until everything is combined. Taste for seasoning then serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you don’t have arrowroot powder cornstarch may also be used.
  • Flour may be used as well if gluten-free is not an issue. If you use flour use 1 tablespoon and sprinkle it in and stir to combine in step #2. Then add in the chicken broth and stir until it’s dissolved and add in the pasta. Continue from there with the remaining directions.

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 336mg, Potassium: 904mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1380IU, Vitamin C: 7.7mg, Calcium: 221mg, Iron: 3.5mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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