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Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Chicken Alfredo Pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach, a delicious dish ready in just 30 minutes. Perfect for a quick midweek meal, it doesn't just fill hungry tummies, but it also pampers your palate. Rich and creamy alfredo sauce, tender garlicky chicken and nutritious sun-dried tomatoes and spinach; this it dinner taken to the very next level. A child-friendly recipe, this chicken pasta is such a comfort food.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alfredo pasta sauce
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1243 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
Ingredients
  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 2 small chicken breasts
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup thick double cream (or heavy cream)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. 

  2. While pasta is cooking, dice the chicken breasts, place them in a re-sealable bag together with the oil,  one teaspoon of garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. 

  3. Shake the bag well to coat the chicken, add the oil to a pan, then cook the chicken on high heat until tender and brown, that should take about 5 minutes.

  4. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes and add them to the pan together with the spinach and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  5. To make the alfrefo sauce, melt the butter in a pan, add the heavy cream and garlic powder and stir well for about 5 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.

  6. Grate the parmesan and add it to the sauce, leaving some to top the pasta when ready. Stir in the minced garlic.

  7. When the pasta is cooked, drain the water and add the pasta to the sauce together with the chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach.

  8. Remove from the heat, transfer to a plate and grate some more parmesan on top.

  9. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1243 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Fat 72g111%
Saturated Fat 43g215%
Cholesterol 343mg114%
Sodium 1846mg77%
Potassium 3091mg88%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 70g140%
Vitamin A 4685IU94%
Vitamin C 30.1mg36%
Calcium 271mg27%
Iron 7.4mg41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.