Chicken Bacon Spinach Pasta


This loaded chicken bacon spinach pasta dish is tossed in a thick and creamy garlic Parmesan sauce. It’s a perfect blend of flavors that will make you think you’re eating at a restaurant!

Ingredients:


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning a combo of thyme, oregano, & basil
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 4 bacon strips
  • 10 oz. penne pasta

Garlic Parmesan Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 + 1/3 cups half and half
  • 1 + 1/3 cups Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 cups spinach uncooked

Instructions:


  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high heat.
  2. Butterfly the chicken breast to create 2 thinner slices, each about an inch thick. Season each side generously with Italian seasoning and desired amounts of salt and pepper.
  3. Sear the chicken in the hot skillet on each side. Refrain from moving the chicken around as it sizzles, it will hinder the nice golden sear color. If the pan gets too hot, reduce the heat to medium. Each side will take 3-5 minutes. Once each side is a nice, golden brown and the middle is cooked, set the chicken aside.
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