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Creamy tuscan chicken penne
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Creamy Tuscan Chicken Penne

A quick and easy, yet delicious meal for those busy weekdays.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: creamy tuscan chicken penne, creamy tuscan chicken penne recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 758kcal
Author: Rachael

Ingredients

  • 12-16 ounce package of penne pasta cooked according to package directions
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream or other milk

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, strain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, place chicken between pieces of plastic wrap, and use a meat mallet to pound chicken until even thickness
  • Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Put olive oil in a large skillet, and turn on to medium heat.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side over medium heat until browned and cooked through.
  • Transfer to a plate, and cover to keep warm.
  • To same skillet add spinach, garlic, and sundried tomatoes to skillet and saute over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth and stir another 2-3 minutes until spinach is wilted, scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  • Add heavy cream and stir, let simmer another 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until liquid is slightly reduced and creamy.
  • Slice chicken up, add chicken into skillet, add pasta into the skillet, and toss
  • Taste, season with salt and fresh cracked pepper if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 758kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 1296mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3140IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3.5mg