One-Pot Cheesy Italian Pasta and Chicken

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We love one-pot meals. I mean delicious dinner and easy clean up. How can you beat that? That is exactly why we have an entire chapter dedicated to one-pot wonders in our new cookbook The Simple Kitchen!!! Some of my new favorite new one-pot recipes are in there are you are going to love them!!!

The Simple Kitchen is loaded with more than 75 BRAND NEW recipes and a hand full of family favorites too. 8 chapters with a total of 82 quick and easy recipes that are bursting with flavor!!! Every recipe has a photo that will make your mouth water. It has slow cooker meals, one-pot recipes, quick dinners, simple appetizers, desserts and more!!!

Chad and I actually just received our first copy of the book and it has to be the most surreal moment of our careers. We are so excited to share our recipes with you!!! So, don’t wait. Go and grab yours today!  The Simple Kitchen <– click here to order. 

As you all know I am very passionate about simple cooking and I make a lot of one-pot recipes, but the “One Pot Wonders” are truly my favorite. You just toss the items in the pot, turn the stove on and almost like magic the entire pot turns into one enchanting dinner. I love that the pasta cooks right in the pot and absorbs all of the flavors from the ingredients you add.

I created this new recipe especially for an event Chad and I presented at last year and we decided that we really wanted to take it to the next level so Chad and I also created a video for you. Let me know how you are liking the videos. They are a lot of fun and we are excited to keep doing them.

Now, let me tell you… This is TRULY my favorite One-Pot ever posted on our site! {Leave room for another one that is in the cookbook that would give this recipe a run for it’s money.}

The addition of chicken and herbs and spices come together with the chicken stock and chardonnay to create an amazing flavor combination. The fresh spinach is cooked in the pot and more it stirred in at the end to give you cooked and wilted spinach. It is truly the perfect American-Italian dinner!

Did you listen to the video? I suggest you leave the music on, it is such a happy song it will make you want to jump up and go make the pasta.

One-Pot Cheese Italian Pasta is a rich and savory dish bursting with your favorite flavors! This simple recipe features a creamy white wine sun-dried tomato sauce that is cooked right into the pasta in this amazing one-pot dish. Toss it all in a pot and let it cook. It’s so easy that it just about cooks itself.  Now that’s my kind of meal!!!

One-Pot Cheesy Italian Pasta and Chicken

8 ounces baby spinach leaves, divided
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil and Italian herbs, drained (about 7 ounces)
1 large yellow onion, sliced
1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1/2″ bite size pieces)
6 garlic cloves, sliced
1 pound dry linguine
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 cups (32 ounces) reduced sodium chicken stock
1 cup (8 ounces) chardonnay wine
4 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded

Combine 1/2 of the spinach with the tomatoes, onion, chicken, garlic, linguine, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper in a 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Pour chicken stock and wine over top. Cover and bring to a boil.

Cook 7-9 minutes until pasta is al dente (with a bite to it). Toss pasta with tongs occasionally to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot. You will still have some liquid in the pan when the pasta is done cooking. This is going to make the base for our delicious cheese sauce.

Turn off the heat and add the cheese to the pasta. Toss pasta with tongs until the cheese melts into the pasta. Toss in remaining spinach. Serve and enjoy!

DONNA’S SIMPLE KITCHEN TIP: Dried Italian Seasoning is a fabulous convenience ingredient. If you do not keep it on hand, combine 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon oregano and 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme.

This dish is just spicy enough to make your tongue tingle. For a very mild sauce, reduce the red pepper flakes to 1/2 teaspoon.

I know some people are sensitive to alcohol. The wine adds a fabulous rich buttery flavor and a bright citrusiness to the pasta. If you can use the chardonnay, I highly recommend it. However, you can substitute with chicken stock, white grape juice, or lemon water (1/2 cup fresh lemon juice and 1/2 cup water).

Recipe developed by Donna Elick – The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2016 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

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