Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner Recipe

Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner RecipeMake sure to repin this recipe

This spring I am all about very easy meals to make during the weekday – this recipe is a great marriage of pasta and chicken. It is very picky eater friendly.

Since I made this dish a couple weeks ago I have made it about 4 times since and there are never any leftovers – I also used gluten free pasta so this dish is gluten free as well.

You can use your favorite pasta – I personally love a nice penne

Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner Recipe

I did you white wine in this dish – if you do not want to use white wine that is totally okay substitute the wine with chicken stock ( use the same measurements)

Feel free to add Parmesan cheese to the dish too – I did with the final product and it really helps add a little salt to the dish

I also used a shallot in the recipe. If you do not know what a shallot is – basically it is a mix between garlic and a onion so it is a great way to get both the profile with less cutting – plus it will not make you cry either 🙂

 Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner Recipe

Here is my dad mixing everything on the stove top 🙂 This recipe is super easy.

Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner Recipe

Easy Chicken and Pasta Dinner Recipe

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 Tbs. minced shallots
  • 5 oz. goat cheese, at room temperature, cut up or crumbled
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch crushed red chile flakes
  • ½ lb. dried fettuccine
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb. total)
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 6 Cups Cups. fresh baby spinach

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan - mix together wine and shallots - cook for 5 minutes add goat cheese
  2. Mix until smooth - add salt, pepper, red chile flakes.
  3. Take off the heat.
  4. Cook Pasta - make sure to keep about ½ Cup of Pasta Water ( this will be used later) - drain water and set pasta aside.
  5. Heat Olive Oil in a medium skillet - add chicken - cook until done - take chicken out
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add spinach - cook for about 5 minutes - until the spinach has reduced - add in pasta, chicken ( diced), and cheese sauce.
  7. Add in pasta water it the sauce is too thick
  8. Enjoy!

 Recipe adapted from HERE