Spinach Chicken Parmigiana Pasta
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The combination of spinach, chicken, Parmesan cheese, and pasta blend wonderfully in this budget-friendly dish.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 12 oz frozen chopped spinach
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 8 oz whole grain pasta
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Peel the onion, cut in half, and thinly slice, set aside. Crush 2 of the garlic cloves, set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces. Then, in a large skillet, melt the butter over moderately high heat. Add the chicken, and saute until the chicken starts to brown. Add the onion and garlic, then reduce heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Uncover the skillet, and add the frozen spinach, along with ½ teaspoon of salt and the basil. Cover and simmer 15 minutes longer, stirring once in a while.
  4. Meanwhile, get the pasta going. Bring 4 quarts of water along with about 1½ teaspoons of salt to a boil. Add in the pasta, and cook for the recommended time on the package, stirring occasionally. Drain thoroughly, then toss with the remaining clove of crushed garlic.
  5. When the timer on the chicken goes off, remove the lid, mix everything thoroughly. Sprinkle the ¼ cup Parmesan cheese on top, cover and simmer about 5 more minutes or until chicken is done.
  6. Toss in the pasta until well coated. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese for garnish.
Recipe by Webicurean at http://blog.webicurean.com/2013/04/08/spinach-chicken-parmigiana-pasta-takeyourplace/