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Tomato Spinach Chicken Spaghetti

This chicken spaghetti recipe has lots of fresh ingredients: tomatoes and spinach, as well as comfort food ingredients, such as chicken.  You'll love the flavors of this pasta!  

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 532 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped, drained of oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil drained from sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 lb chicken boneless and skinless (preferably, boneless skinless thighs), chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 8 oz spinach fresh
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 8 oz spaghetti pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (use high quality olive oil or oil from the sun-dried tomatoes jar)

Instructions

  1. Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, drained from sun-dried tomatoes, to a large skillet, on medium-low heat. Add chopped chicken (I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and prefer to use them, but you can use chopped chicken breast, as well), red pepper flakes, and salt over all of the ingredients in the skillet, and cook on medium heat until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, chopped fresh basil leaves, fresh spinach, and chopped garlic to the skillet with chicken, cook on medium heat about 3- 5 minutes until spinach wilts just a little, and tomatoes release some of their juices. Remove from heat. Taste, and add more salt to taste, if needed. Cover with lid and keep off heat.
  3. Cook pasta according to package instructions, until al dente. Drain, and add cooked and drained pasta to the skillet with the chicken and vegetables. Reheat on low heat, mix everything well, add more seasonings (salt and pepper), if desired. Remove from heat.
  4. At this point, when the pasta and vegetables are off heat, you can add more high quality olive oil, which is really tasty. Or you can add more olive oil from the jar from the sun-dried tomatoes.

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Nutrition Facts
Tomato Spinach Chicken Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Potassium 941mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 121.8%
Vitamin C 35.2%
Calcium 9.5%
Iron 20.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.