Healthy Chicken With Spinach and Pasta

Grilled Chicken With Spinach and Pasta

The Spruce

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
369 Calories
11g Fat
21g Carbs
46g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 693mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 41mg 204%
Calcium 276mg 21%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 1147mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This tasty chicken and pasta dish is made with the addition of spinach, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Serve with a tossed salad for a fabulous everyday meal.

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces fresh spinach

  • 1 cup chicken broth, more as needed

  • 6 ounces shell pasta, or similar

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 dash kosher salt

  • 1 dash ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 pound grilled boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, more for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the spinach in the chicken broth, adding the spinach a little at a time as it wilts.

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  3. Drain the spinach in a colander, reserving the broth. Press the spinach to squeeze out as much excess liquid as possible.

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  4. Cook pasta in a medium saucepan of boiling salted water according to package directions.

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  5. Using a colander, drain the pasta.

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  6. Preheat a heavy skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, add the oil and garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic is tender, but not browned.

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  7. Add the spinach and nutmeg. Taste and add salt and pepper.

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  8. Add the grilled chicken chunks to the spinach and combine.

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  9. Stir and add a small amount of the reserved cooking broth. Continue to cook, stirring and turning, until hot, adding broth as necessary.

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  10. Add the hot drained pasta shells to the spinach mixture and blend well.

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  11. Sprinkle with the 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Pass more Parmesan cheese at the table.

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  12. Enjoy!

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