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Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Pasta

chicken, spinach and mushroom pasta Entree
Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Pasta
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ready in just 35 minutes, seafood lovers can substitute shrimp for chicken in this pasta-liscious dish.

Updated March 30, 2011

Ingredients

  • 8
    oz spaghetti, cooked, reserving 1/3 cup pasta water
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 5
    oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1
    small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2
    cups loosely packed spinach
  • 3
    to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2
    tablespoons flour
  • 1
    cup half-and-half
  • 3/4
    cup cubed, cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works great)
  • 2
    tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/3
    cup reserved pasta water

Steps

  • 1
    In large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Cook mushrooms, onions and spinach in butter until vegetables are softened and spinach is wilted, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Stir in garlic. Add the flour and stir for 1 minute until the pasty taste cooks off. Add the half-and-half and stir slowly as sauce thickens. Add the chicken to skillet; cook until hot, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3
    Add cooked spaghetti and reserved pasta water. Stir to combine.

  • Shrimp would be a great substitute for the chicken, and asparagus also works well in place of the spinach.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Potassium
430mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
59g
20%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
5g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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