Chicken Florentine Pasta

with grape tomatoes and baby spinach

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 12 oz. Diced Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    5 oz. Penne Pasta
  • Info
    4 oz. Light Cream
  • 2 Garlic Cloves

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    725
  • Carbohydrates
    65g
  • Fat
    30g
  • Protein
    51g
  • Sodium
    1245mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using whole chicken breasts, pat dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1" dice. Follow same instruction as diced chicken in Step 3.

  • If using shrimp, follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 2 and 3, cooking undisturbed until seared on one side, 2-3 minutes. Flip, and cook until shrimp reaches minimum internal temperature, 1-2 minutes.

  • If cooking without a protein, omit end of Step 2 and entire Step 3. To start Step 4, place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

  1. 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. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop spinach. Halve tomatoes. Mince garlic. Pat diced chicken dry, and season all over with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. 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. Keep pan over medium-high heat.

  4. 4

    Cook the Vegetables

    Add 2 tsp. olive oil and tomatoes to hot pan and stir occasionally until lightly charred, 1-2 minutes. Add spinach and garlic and stir occasionally until spinach is just wilted, 1-2 minutes.

  5. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Add cream and reserved pasta cooking water to pan. Stir often until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan 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 red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

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