Chicken & Spinach Skillet Pasta

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This simple recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Involve the kids in the kitchen by allowing them to help cook the pasta, measure the seasonings and cheese, or juice and zest the lemon.

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Chicken & Spinach Skillet Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 10 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in wine, lemon juice, and zest; bring to a simmer.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach and the cooked pasta. Cover and let stand until the spinach is just wilted. Divide among 4 plates and top each serving with 1 tablespoon Parmesan.

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Sydney Knowles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSydney KnowlesArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Sydney Email Sydney N.C. Cooperative Extension, Duplin County Center
Posted on Apr 19, 2021
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