TOMATO SPINACH CHICKEN SPAGHETTI



Tomato Spinach Chicken Spaghetti – this recipe features pasta, fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, spinach, garlic, and olive oil.   It’s a great Summer pasta recipe!  Easy and quick!  Only 30 minutes to make.  A fantastic way to prepare chicken pasta using fresh vegetables!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This chicken pasta recipe has lots of fresh ingredients: garlic, tomatoes, and spinach.   This easy and quick dinner will become a family favorite! 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories532 kcal
AuthorJulia
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped, drained of oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil drained from sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 lb chicken boneless and skinless (preferably, boneless skinless thighs), chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 8 oz spinach fresh
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 8 oz spaghetti pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (use high quality olive oil or oil from the sun-dried tomatoes jar)
Instructions
  1. Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, drained from sun-dried tomatoes, to a large skillet, on medium-low heat. 
  2. Add chopped chicken.  I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and prefer to use them, but you can use chopped chicken breast, as well. 
  3. Add red pepper flakes, and salt over all of the ingredients in the skillet.  
  4. Cook on medium heat until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes, chopped fresh basil leaves, fresh spinach, and chopped garlic to the skillet with chicken.  Cook on medium heat for about 3- 5 minutes until spinach wilts just a little, and tomatoes release some of their juices. Remove from heat. 
  6. Taste, and add more salt to taste, if needed. Cover with lid and keep off heat.
  7. Cook pasta according to package instructions, until al dente. 
  8. Drain.  Add cooked and drained pasta to the skillet with the chicken and vegetables. 
  9. Reheat on low heat, mix everything well, add more seasonings (salt and pepper), if desired. Remove from heat.
  10. At this point, when the pasta and vegetables are off heat, you can add more high-quality olive oil.  It's optional but really tasty!   Or you can add more olive oil from the jar from the sun-dried tomatoes.
Nutrition Facts
Tomato Spinach Chicken Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 532Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 401mg17%
Potassium 941mg27%
Total Carbohydrates 51g17%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A121.8%
Vitamin C35.2%
Calcium9.5%
Iron20.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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