Chicken and Spinach Pasta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A friend of mine made this for me after I had my baby. I have made it ever since.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook chicken with 1/4 of lemon juice,olive oil and 1T of Italian seasoning.
  2. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Remove stems from spinach rinse and chop finely.
  4. Heat 3/4 c whipping cream, 1/2 cheese and rest of lemon juice and 1T of Italian seasoning.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Mix spinach into sauce.
  7. Toss chicken,pasta and sauce.


Most Helpful

I had chicken and spinach that I was wondering what to do with, and I happened upon this recipe. I don't usually have whipping cream on hand but there was some that needed to be used in my fridge. I used regular Gemelli instead of whole wheat Penne but the rest of the recipe I followed pretty closely (I'm not very precise with measuring sometimes). This dish was really really delicious. My husband and all 3 of my preschool age and under kids loved it. The only thing we thought it needed was a touch of salt and pepper at the table to really bring out all of the flavors. It's a nice fresh tasting dish that we'll certainly be making again. Thanks!

The Portugarians May 26, 2010

We are creamy pasta lovers, and the simplicity of this dish made it a winner for us on yet another late night when we wanted dinner on the table NOW. I used half and half instead of the whipping cream and much less than 1/4 of a cup of oil to saute the pieces of chicken. The whole wheat pasta added flavor and texture to the dish and really balanced it. This will be repeated often.

Ms B. August 15, 2008

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