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Creamy Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach is cooked in a deliciously creamy mozzarella cheese sauce. Done in under 30 minutes, it's as easy as it is tasty!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta with chicken and spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 712kcal
Author Olya

Ingredients

Sun-Dried Tomatoes:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes

Chicken:

  • 1 lb chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

Wine Pasta Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup spinach

Pasta:

  • 8 oz penne

Instructions

Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Chicken:

  • In a large skillet, add olive oil and heat it over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add sun-dried tomatoes and sauté for about 2 minutes to soften them. Remove tomatoes from the pan.
  • Add sliced chicken breast, season it with salt and pepper and paprika. Cook on medium high for about 4 minutes on each side until browned. Remove the chicken onto a plate.

Sauce:

  • Add butter, onion and garlic cloves to the hot pan. Cook on medium high until onions and garlic are translucent, about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon flour to pan and whisk to combine. Add 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup wine, 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt.
  • Bring mixture to a simmering point. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and add mozzarella cheese, stirring until blended. Taste the sauce and add more seasoning, if necessary.
  • Add spinach to the mixture and allow it to wilt. Add the chicken and sun-dried tomatoes back into the pan and mix everything well. Taste again and add more seasoning, if necessary.
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions in salty water. Drain pasta and add it to the skillet with the sauce and chicken. Mix pasta well into the sauce to make sure it's well coated.

Nutrition

Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 881mg | Potassium: 1184mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2100IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 3mg