Farfalle With Chicken and Spinach

Southern Living Cooking School
Prep: 15 min., Cook: 15 min. Enjoy this dish warm or chilled. Toss in crumbled bacon for added crunch. We preferred farfalle (bow tie-shaped pasta), but feel free to choose your favorite.
Makes 4 servings


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1 (16-oz.) box farfalle pasta
1 pound skinned and boned chicken breasts
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1 (9-oz.) package fresh spinach, thoroughly washed and chopped
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and keep warm.

While pasta cooks, cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

Sauté chicken, onion, red bell pepper, and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in broth, spinach, and remaining salt and pepper. Cook 4 minutes or until spinach is wilted, chicken is done, and liquid is reduced by one-third.

Add chicken mixture to hot pasta, tossing to combine. Transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle evenly with cheese and parsley.

Created date

May 2007