Pasta With Chicken, Spinach, Pine Nuts, Bacon And

Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

That's right!!! Pasta, Chicken. Spinach, Sun dried tomatoes, Pine nuts and BACON Ohh Yeah!! Enjoy :0 Made fore RSC #11. Recipe has been edited per reviews :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Drizzle chicken with 1 tbls olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper, squeeze key lime over chicken.
  2. Flip over a few times to mix marinade with chicken -- set aside.
  3. Cook bacon -- set aside.
  4. Get water heating for pasta.
  5. In large saute pan heat 1 tbls of the Olive Oil add Shallots and Garlic.
  6. Saute for 1-2 minutes then add 3/4 cup of the Sun Dried Tomatoes.
  7. Add chicken and cook till done.
  8. Mix corn starch with chicken stock and slowly stir into chicken mixture then add warm half and half. Add cayenne pepper.
  9. Cook for 3 minutes or untill sauce is thickened. (add water if necessary).
  10. Place pasta in boiling water and cook acording to package .
  11. Add baby spinach to sauce and stir occasionally until wilted.
  12. Place pasta in large serving dish add sauce and toss.
  13. Top with pine nuts and two strips of crumbled bacon and two tablespoons of red peppers.
Most Helpful

5 5

Loved it! Unusual pasta dish and so different for a nice change of pace.

5 5

Use notes and add cornstarch.

4 5

I had an RSC dinner party with friends and served this pasta dish. Overall the dish was tasty, and we really liked the topping of bacon and pine nuts, but I had some problems with the recipe. First, I added an additonal chicken breast because I thought 2 breasts were too little to serve 4 people. Secondly, I had a problem when I added the cold half-and-half cream to the warm stock mixture because it curdled the cream. Next time this is made, I will warm the cream before adding it to the dish. And finally, I had a problem with the sauce thickening. I had to cook the sauce for a longer time than indicated before it reduced and thickened.