Chicken with Spinach Artichoke Pasta Recipe

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Dolores November 22, 2020
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How To Make Chicken with Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Your weeknight dinner will never be the same with this one pot chicken with creamy spinach artichoke pasta made with seared chicken breasts and orzo pasta.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4chicken breastsboneless, skinless, about 1/2 thick
  • 2tspolive oil
  • 8ozdry orzo pasta
  • 2cupschicken broth
  • ¼cupcream cheese
  • ¾cupmozzarella cheeseshredded
  • ¼cupparmesan cheeseshredded
  • 2cupsfresh spinachcoarsely chopped
  • 1cupartichoke heartscanned or frozen, coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepperto taste
  • parsley and lemon wedgesminced, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high. Season the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper on both sides.

  2. Place the chicken in the pan and cook, undisturbed, for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is a deep golden brown.

  3. Flip the chicken and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes until that side is browned.

  4. Add the orzo and chicken broth to the pan, along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.

  5. Put a lid on the pan and place in the oven. Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

  6. Uncover the pan and place the chicken breasts on a plate. Add 1/4 cup of water to the cooked orzo along with the cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan spinach, and artichokes.

  7. Stir gently until combined. Place the chicken breasts on top of the orzo and put the pan, uncovered, back into the oven. Bake for 5 more minutes until cheese is melted.

  8. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if desired.

  9. Garnish with the chopped parsley and lemon wedges if desired and serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 849.11kcal
  • Fat: 40.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.44g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.94g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.39g
  • Fiber: 5.72g
  • Sugar: 5.11g
  • Protein: 63.97g
  • Cholesterol: 180.60mg
  • Sodium: 1170.13mg
  • Calcium: 492.34mg
  • Potassium: 1039.57mg
  • Iron: 4.10mg
  • Vitamin A: 303.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.64mg
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