Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup spinach mixture, 1 cup pasta, and 1 tablespoon cheese)

When I created this recipe, I had recently discovered Asiago cheese and loved the flavor. It really makes a difference when added to a simple dish, and a little goes a long way.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add water and spinach; cover and cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts.

Step 2

Stir in tomato, chicken, bacon, and vinegar; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve over pasta; sprinkle with cheese.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

kristymos's Review

July 29, 2012
I followed the recipe but cut the vinegar down to about 2T. I found it pretty bland to make as is. Maybe adding sun dried tomatoes or mushrooms would have helped, but with the amount of ingredients, I expected the flavors to "pop" which they didn't. Not one I would repeat.

SusanK99's Review

February 26, 2012
Probably more of a 4.5, great, but not amazing. We made it as is.

Karrey31's Review

January 19, 2011
Very good. I added mushrooms simply because I like them. Everything else I followed exactly and it came out delicious.

rstarrlemaitre's Review

January 08, 2011
I'd really like to be giving this a "3.5" - somewhere between a 3 and 4. It was delicious, and I loved the combination of flavors, varying from bite to bite. I served some asparagus on the side to round out the meal!

CharlotteA's Review

August 16, 2010
I really liked this fast, light recipe. I added carrots for an added crunch. I would probably use less vinegar in next time.

cookinvatx's Review

February 10, 2010
The balsamic is way overpowering, I would cut the amount in half. I used sun dried tomatoes and that added a good flavor but still too much of a vinegar taste. the dish looked really pretty and I think would be tasty with less vinegar!

yoohoopug's Review

January 27, 2010

mc7john's Review

April 01, 2009
This pasta is so delicious and easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly. My husband just raved all thru the meal. It is very light, no heavy sauce and very good for you. It's a keeper.

qhaslinger's Review

January 11, 2009
Both my husband and I really liked this dish. To speed prep time I cooked the chicken, bacon, and angel hair pasta previously and just threw everything together. Very quick!

roseredman1's Review

November 04, 2008
Excellent recipe, very tasty, thought I was at Olive Garden. My husband dressed his up with some cajun spice and some italian dressing.