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20-Minute Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta - The easiest and most flavorful weeknight meal! Comforting, warming, and delicious. Did I mention how quickly ever gobbles it up? Oh yeah.
20-Minute Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 

20-Minute Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta – The easiest and most flavorful weeknight meal! Comforting, warming, and delicious. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, italian pasta, penne, tuscan
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 266 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups frozen spinach
  • ½ large onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken
  • ½ cup half & half
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 16 oz box penne pasta
  • diced tomatoes, to garnish
  • fresh basil, to garnish
  • parmesan cheese to garnish
Instructions
  1. Place the oil, garlic, spinach, and onion or onion powder in a 6-quart dutch oven. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with salted water. Allow the water to boil, then add the pasta.

  3. Add the oregano, thyme, pepper, salt, basil, diced tomatoes, and chicken stock to the dutch oven. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, then stir. Add the chicken and stir.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the half & half and flour together, making sure there are no clumps. Stir the flour mixture into the sauce, stirring continuously well mixture is combined.

  5. Allow the sauce to simmer until the pasta is al dente, about 12 minutes.

  6. Drain the pasta, add the pasta to the sauce and stir.

  7. Garnish with diced tomatoes, fresh basil, and parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition estimated is based upon the brands I used. Yours may vary depending on brands.

Nutrition Facts
20-Minute Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 105
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.7g18%
Cholesterol 64.8mg22%
Sodium 775.6mg34%
Carbohydrates 22.7g8%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugar 6.3g7%
Protein 18.3g37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.