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A skillet filled with pasta, chicken, and spinach.
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Chicken and Spinach Skillet Pasta

This Chicken and Spinach Skillet Pasta requires just one pan and 30 minutes to prepare!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 598kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces approximately 2-1/2 cups uncooked, dry (uncooked) penne pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 (5 ounce) bag fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Add olive oil to a 12" deep skillet or saute pan and place over medium heat. Add the chopped chicken and cook, stirring frequently. Sprinkle chicken with Italian seasoning, a touch of salt, and fresh ground pepper, and continue cooking for 3 or 4 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked through.  Transfer chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm. Add remaining olive oil to pan and add onions. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until softened and lightly browned. Add garlic and cook for a minute or two until fragrant.
  • Add broth, tomatoes, pasta, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Stir in the cooked chicken and bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in half and half and mozzarella and simmer for minute or two until warmed through and cheese has melted.
  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in fresh spinach until it wilts from heat of the pasta. Top with Parmesan and serve.


Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 787mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 13.8mg | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 2.1mg