Lemony Chicken and Spinach Pasta
I’ve been blogging for over 8 years now. EIGHT years! That’s totally crazy to me. There are over 800 recipes on this blog which blows my mind! So you can probably imagine that sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all of the things I’ve made over the years.
This Lemony Chicken and Spinach Pasta is the perfect example. I made this thinking it was at least a new-ish recipe and guess what? I was wrong. I know, I know, like what is even happening? At least I’m consistent. It’s been 6 years since that first one and this one has some slight changes and it’s so yummy, I’m posting it!
First things first, we start off by sauteing some chicken breasts with a little oil and salt and pepper. You’ll also cook some penne pasta. Easy.
The sauce for this recipe is made with some garlic, chicken broth, lemon, low-fat milk, and Parmesan cheese. I also add a bit of flour and some of the reserved pasta water which helps this perfectly lemony sauce stick to the pasta! As you can hopefully see from the photos, the sauce is slightly creamy, but not at all heavy! Toss some fresh spinach in towards the end along with the chicken and this dish is done!
If you want to kick this up even more, you can also add a splash (or three) of some white wine to the sauce. I also like to add lemon zest in addition to the lemon juice, but that’s totally up to you. Broccoli, mushrooms, kale, or other veggies would also work well in this simple pasta dish!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 498 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 109mg Sodium: 532mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 45g