Chicken Florentine Pasta

with grape tomatoes and baby spinach

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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This meal is like an opera: full of high notes, soaring arias, great choruses, and women with horns on their heads. What? Ok, not that last one. But plenty of bel canto here, with fresh spinach and tomatoes melding with cream and cheese for a decadent sauce made for the diva in you. Succulent chicken and toothsome pasta bring this dinner to an epic ending cadenza. La donna é mobile, Qual florentine pasta…

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 13 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
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    4 oz. Light Cream
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    5 oz. Penne Pasta
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    2 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    796
  • Carbohydrates
    64g
  • Fat
    34g
  • Protein
    59g
  • Sodium
    1360mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander. Set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince garlic. Coarsely chop spinach. Halve tomatoes. Pat chicken breasts dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1" dice. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • 3

    Cook the Chicken

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add diced chicken to hot pan and stir occasionally until chicken browns and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • 4

    Cook the Vegetables

    Return pan used to cook chicken to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add tomatoes to hot pan and stir occasionally until lightly charred, 1-2 minutes. Add spinach and garlic and stir occasionally until wilted and fragrant, 1-2 minutes.

  • 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Add cream and reserved pasta cooking water to pan. Stir often until thickened, 1 minute. Stir in Parmesan (reserve a pinch for garnish) until incorporated. Stir in chicken, pasta, ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Remove from burner. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with reserved Parmesan and red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

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