One-Skillet Tomato & Spinach Chicken Pasta Recipe

The One-Pot Tomato & Spinach Chicken Pasta is an exquisite and time-saving meal, ideal for hectic weekday evenings or relaxed gatherings with loved ones. It merges succulent chicken chunks with perfectly cooked pasta, enveloped in a savory tomato-based sauce featuring garlic, onions, and a blend of fragrant herbs. Introducing fresh spinach leaves enhances the visual appeal and increases the nutritional value of this mouth-watering dish. With limited cleanup required and exceptional taste, the One-Pot Tomato & Spinach Chicken Pasta is a favored recipe that is sure to satisfy appetites and have everyone asking for more.

Recipe for One-Pot Tomato & Spinach Chicken Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz fusilli pasta (or your preferred pasta)
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. In a sizable, deep frying pan, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until tender, approximately 4-5 minutes. Incorporate the finely chopped garlic and continue cooking for another minute.
  2. Place the chicken chunks into the pan, season with salt and black pepper, and cook until evenly browned about 5 minutes.
  3. Combine the diced tomatoes, chicken stock, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes (if using), and pasta in the skillet. Raise the heat to bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat, cover, and let it simmer for 15 minutes or until the pasta reaches an al dente texture.
  4. Once the pasta is properly cooked, blend in the coarsely chopped spinach and allow it to wilt, which should take about 2 minutes.
  5. Take the skillet off the heat and garnish with the shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 555 kcal
  • Protein: 36 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55 g
  • Fat: 23 g (7 g saturated)
  • Cholesterol: 92 mg
  • Sodium: 745 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 7 g