One Pot Spinach Chicken Pasta
This meal only requires one pot and is so simple to make! It is loaded with yummy ingredients and has such a delicious flavor!
School is almost out for my kiddos. Which means we are in crunch mode as classes, sports and dance come to an halt for summer. It seems like everything is finishing all at the same time which makes for some pretty hectic last few weeks.
When it gets like this, dinnertime can often get neglected, unless it is quick and easy. This One Pot Spinach Chicken Pasta is PERFECT for busy days. It only requires ONE POT to make and is ready in less than 30 minutes. I call this recipe a huge win.
Not only is it simple and quick but is packed and loaded with flavor and yummy ingredients!
I love spinach, mushroom and chicken together. To me, this is a rock star line up of ingredient players. It is drenched in such a flavorful and simple sauce.
This meal put a smile on everyone’s faces at the dinner table. So if you are on the hunt for a meal that fits into a rushed schedule without compromising on flavor, this is your recipe! Give it a try! You will be glad you did!
- 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
- 16 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 cups pasta, I like cellentani pasta
- 4 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 Tablespoons basil
- 3 cups chopped spinach
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup fresh Parmesan cheese for garnish
- In a large sauce pan over medium heat, heat oil. Once oil is heated, add chicken and cook chicken over medium high heat for about six minutes until almost done.
- Add mushrooms and garlic and cook for another 4 minutes until mushrooms are tender.
- Add pasta, water, salt, pepper and basil. Bring to a boil and cook until pasta is tender about 10 to 13 minutes. Water should be almost gone.
- Add spinach, cream and grated Parmesan and bring to simmer.
- Serve immediately.
- Garnish with fresh Parmesan.
Tried this last night and the family loved it!! It was easy and one pot meals are THE best :)
Thank you for your recipe! I tried it tonight without chicken and mushrooms since we didnt have any in the fridge. It still came out so good! Im also happy coz i was able to use up the leftover heavy cream and spinach. I chopped and used up half of a big package of spinach. Finally no more spinach going to trash this week! Your recipe is so easy and this is my first time making a one pan pasta dish. My little girl saw the spinach and didn't want to try it, but after i convinced her to try a bite, she kept coming back for more! Thank you again.
I've made this recipe twice now, and my family loves it! I sub low sodium chicken broth for water to increase the flavor and cut out a little of the fat by using half and half instead of cream. Can't beat a flavorful one-pot dish!
Fresh or dried basil? Whole, sliced or minced garlic?
I'm not sure what went wrong but the water didn't reduce enough. I followed the recipe exactly and the pasta was cooked to the right doneness by about 13 mins but there was so much water left that I had to remove some before adding the cream. Yet it still ended up super liquidy & didn't thicken. I really like the flavor and ingredient combo so please help me figure out the problem!!
Ana Paola Tapia
Loved it! So easy and delicious!!!
Made last night, added extra spinach and used ziti pasta, it was delicious and my family loved it, next time I'm throwing in some crispy panchetto ...thank you !!
This recipe must be a hoax to sabotage your dinner. Who cooks pasta with 4 cups of water and doesn't need to drain it? Two tablespoons of basil is disgusting, also. It only took us a few seconds of starting this recipe before we realized how much we needed to modify. Less than one star. Boo.
It took us ~23 mins to get the water to reduce far enough to add the cream, and I was worried that the pasta would be massively overcooked, but it wasn't bad (I used cavatappi). I also used fresh basil and it was nowhere near too much. I'd probably use a little less water next time, just for impatience's sake, but the recipe is good. Give it a try.
Girl With The Red Apron
This recipe is a plan to sabotage dinner? What a poor and immature attitude you have! If you don't care for basil, why even add it? Just because a minor ingredient in this recipe does not agree with your pallet, you should not rate it with 1 star. On another note, you have made it clear that you do not know how to cook at all. If you did, you would know that 4 cups of liquid would easily get absorbed by the pasta and there is no need to drain it. Get a clue lady. You should appreciate the fact people take their time to post recipes for bad cooks like yourself or else you would be in big trouble!
This sounds healthy and delicious! Was wondering if I could use soy creamer instead? And not put the Parmesan cheese in it since I'm dairy free
Also, is there another vegetable besides mushrooms I can use?
4 cups of water too much . Anyone else have this problem ?
I made this recipe using some poached chicken that I had poached with lots of herbs and spices. Plus I added some minced onion, nothing but rave reviews from my family and friends. Thank you for a great recipe that will be a regular one in our household.?????
I plan to make this tonight! Did you cover the pan with a lid when cooking the pasta?
I love this!!! I made some modifications:
1. 1 can of cream mush soup
2. Plain Greek yogurt (non fat) maybe 1 cupish.
Aaaaaaahhhhmazing!!! Cuts down on calories and far from all the heavy cream of 1/2 1/2.
I prefer to cook my pasta separately and then add to the ingredients.
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