Spinach Tomato Chicken Pasta

I needed a meal that could be thrown together quickly, so I headed over to Google Reader to look at posted I had starred previously. I had all the ingredients to make this recipe so I gave it a shot.

I really liked how it turned out. It was very light and reminded me of summer. Hubby wasn’t crazy about it (probably because I left the cheese out)… But I really enjoyed eating it for lunches the next couple of days.

Spinach Tomato Chicken Pasta (from sweet-savory-southern)2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1/3 of a 16 oz box of fettuccine (most any pasta would work) – I used angel hair
1 1/2 cups baby spinach, washed
1 small tomato, cut into chunks
1/2 stick butter
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese – I left this out
salt and pepper

Begin boiling the water for the pasta. Add pasta to salted water and boil for about 8 min or until al dente. Drain the pasta and place in a bowl with spinach. (The heat from the pasta will wilt the spinach down a little.)

Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium/high heat with a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Salt and pepper the chicken and add to the pan. Cook for about 10 min or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the skillet and add a couple more tablespoons of olive oil to the pan along with the butter.

When the butter is melted, add the chopped garlic. Saute for 2-3 min to cook the garlic. Pour garlic butter over the pasta and spinach and toss in the chicken and chopped tomato. Toss to combine all the ingredients. Add additional salt and pepper as needed. Top with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

*a squirt of lemon juice right before serving would be good on this, too

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8 Responses to “Crockpot Chicken Tacos”

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    Lee — August 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for posting the taco seasoning recipe. My husband and I make tacos all the time and were always buying those silly packets. Turns out we have all of the spices we need in our cupboard already! Looking forward to trying it!

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    Libby Murphy — August 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Great idea. I tend to use the slow cooker more in cooler months, don’t know why, but I think I’ll try this – sure looks good.
    Happy Twirls

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    Jen — August 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    A lot of people say that Libby, but I would argue that it’s even better in the summer because it doesn’t heat up your kitchen to cook dinner. We use ours about once a week.

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    Ingrid — August 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Oh, man! That does look fantastic! I’m gonna give it a try as you were spot on with the 40clove garlic crockpot recipe!
    ~ingrid

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    Ingrid — August 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Oops, congrats & good luck to your hubby!
    ~ingrid

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    Ellie — August 5, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Yum – everything is better when you make it yourself – even taco seasoning!

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    nutmegnanny — August 5, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I love crockpot cooking!

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    Jigginjessica — August 6, 2009 at 1:27 am

    This sounds really great! I am going to be using my crock pot a lot more as I get deeper into nursing school.

    Also, did you get your new lens? That first picture is really great 🙂

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