Chicken, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Pasta!

21 Mar


This is a very tasty meal! Its also not super unhealthy either (which I really like). It combines my love for almost any kind of pasta dish, with a few healthy choices in there! First of all I added grilled chicken to the recipe which added a good amount of protein in there for us. I also switched out the sour cream for Fage greek yogurt and used the yellow box of Barilla pasta noodles since they are the lowest in carb and highest in protein (they are made from bean flour but taste JUST like normal noodles).


3 TBSP Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
¾ Bag (yes bag!) of Spinach
1.5 oz Bag of Sun Dried Tomatoes
½ Cup Pasta Water
¾ Cup of Fage Yogurt (*can substitute this with sour cream)
2oz of Creamy Goat Cheese (dont buy the crumbles)
½ Box of the Penne Pasta (or whatever noodles you like)
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Parmesan/Asiago/Romano cheese to top


First I like to marinate my chicken in a little olive oil and garlic (I just put 1-2 TBSP of olive oil and 1 garlic clove minced into the bag with my chicken in it…thats in addition to the ingredients above). Grill the chicken (I do about 10 minutes on each side) and set aside.

Boil your penne noodles (I season the water with a little salt and olive oil) until they are done then drain (making sure you reserve ½ cup of the water to use later) and set aside keeping warm.

In a big skillet heat the 3 TBSP of oil and then add the 2 garlic cloves. Heat them on medium-high for about 30 seconds. Then add the big amount of spinach (as well as a little salt and pepper) and cover it to let it steam it a little to have it wilt. Then add your tomatoes to the mixture and heat another 1-2 minutes until warmed. Then add the pasta water and sour cream to that mixture and stir well. Then add the goat cheese and stir well until it boils out any extra water and comes to a creamy mixture. Add your drained pasta and cut up grilled chicken to this mixture and top it with the parmesan/asiago/romano cheese and enjoy!

Credit to the Original Source


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