Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes


Another stolen recipe from Molly! We had to make a couple changes but it was still pretty good. Thanks Molly!

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
Serves: 2

2 cups uncooked pasta (penne)
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 can of chicken broth
1 package of cream cheese (I used low-fat)
1 package frozen spinach (thawed and drained)-- we used a couple handfuls of chopped fresh baby spinach
1 tsp garlic, chopped (I just minced 3 cloves)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
15 cherry tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups)-- we used about a can of petite diced fire roasted canned tomatoes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Ok, so you have your ingredients now? K, good.

Now do this: Cook pasta and drain. Cube chicken breast (1" cubes), heat half the chicken broth in a large skillet and add chicken. Cook until no longer pink (5-7 minutes). Add cream cheese, spinach, remaining chicken broth, garlic, salt and pepper. Heat for 3-5 minutes until cheese melts. Add tomatoes. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes until tomatoes are soft. Toss with pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. EAT!

2 comments:

MCAC said...

Your blog always makes me so hungry!! I can't wait to cook again someday, I'm just going to start at the beginning of the blog and keep cooking until I'm caught up. lol!

Bridgette said...

Damn! That looks good. Tomorrow night.. that's what I'm dishing out! get in my BELLY!