- 6 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this doesn’t add spiciness – just the right amount of flavor)
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
- 1 pound penne pasta
- 5 ounces baby spinach
- 1/2 cup fresh basil (chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried)
- 6 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
PER SERVING *
|Calories840Calories from Fat300|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat300|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Kristen Ward 8 Nov
delicious and easy...everyone from my husband to all 3 kids ate it up! will definitely make again
Ujjwal Dalmia 4 Jun
Really easy and delicious recipe.
Diana Weir-Smith 6 May
The family loved it! I put the spinach in the colander and poured the pasta water over and let it sit for 2 minutes. Also added fresh roasted pepper.
Jan W. 26 Apr
Great!!!!! Loved even though I felt as if I needed a few more arms to fold all of the ingredients together after the pasta was done. It was fun. It felt like a race!
Danielle 25 Apr
It was pretty good, easy to make, family liked it. Served it with garlic bread knots.
Lizi Granahan 9 Jan
Easy, healthy and flavorful!
Bonnie F. 30 Jul 2017
So good! And pretty easy to make
meg gentry 6 Jul 2017
This was very good! Although we could've used less garlic. I never know when I'm cooking for my man if he'll actually like what it is (even though he eats it anyway). We made this without the cheese and different pasta type, but I also roasted some carrots and mixed that in as well. We used the pan from that and from cooking the chicken to toast some buttery bread to pair with the pasta. We invited our friends to eat the leftovers and there was none left after that...10/10 will make again!
Erica L. 24 Jun 2017
Made this dish for the first time. It was a hit!
DeBe 11 Jan 2017
If you're a garlic lover and a fan of Italian food like us, then this recipe is a must try! It is certainly restaurant quality. I appreciate that it's a lighter recipe, void of the cream & butter based sauces that are so bad for a healthy diet. The changes I made to this recipe, when preparing it was minimal: I used angel hair pasta and substituted basil pesto for the plain basil. I doubt these slight changes made much difference to the finished product.
Asami F. 25 Jun 2016
I made this dish with frozen spinach, adding it to the boiling pasta the last min of cooking. It was really delicious, and the leftovers made a tasty lunch.