Easy Italian Creamy Chicken & Spinach Pasta ~ Easy Chicken Recipe (VIDEO)

This is a creamy delicious Italian chicken and spinach pasta recipe. I am using fettuccini. A healthy chicken pasta dish that is like an Alfredo but without the cheese. Packed full of flavor and wonderful veggies of onions, bell peppers and carrots. A little back heat with the jalapeno. Served with toasted garlic herbed bread.
Enjoy.

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Italian Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
1 pound of bite size chicken – breasts or thighs
1 pound pasta – I am using Fettuccine
2-3 cups fresh baby spinach or chopped spinach
1 cup finely chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cups whites of fresh onions
1/4 cup greens of fresh onions
1 finely chopped deseeded jalapeno
chicken broth
1 pint light cream

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp chopped chives
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
zest of lemon
salt and pepper
olive oil


PREPARATION METHOD:

Cook pasta to box directions and just shy of 2 minutes of being done.
Reserve some pasta water as you may need.

In a large deep skillet on medium high add 3-4 tbsp olive oil.
Add chicken to the pan with salt and pepper. Cook and brown
for 5-7 minutes and remove from pan with slotted spoon.
Chicken will not be fully cooked at this point.

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In same pan with chicken oil, add vegetables of bell peppers,
carrots, whites of fresh onions and jalapeno. Stir and cook for 3
minutes veggies start to become tender.
Add red pepper flakes, minced garlic and chives.
Stir constantly and cook for an additional minute.
Add 1/2 cup chicken broth and fresh spinach.
Mix well together with tongs and spinach will start to wilt.
Add zest of lemon and 1/2 cup more of chicken broth.
Cook and simmer for 2 minutes.

Add 1 pint of light cream and mix well.
Simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
Add chicken and juices back into skillet and mix well.
Simmer and cook for 3 minutes.
Add fresh parsley, green onions and pasta to skillet.
Mix well with tongs and cook for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve.

Serving with toasted herbed garlic bread.



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