Chicken -Pasta -Spinach and Garbanzo Beans

Pat Duran


This was dinner tonight. Made it in my electric skillet. Very delicious!

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8-12 servings


20 Min


5 Min


4 Tbsp
olive oil,divided
1 small
onion diced
2 stalk(s)
celery, sliced bite size
1 tsp
ea. salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper
1 box
16 oz. bow tie pasta or your favorite
16 oz
bag baby spinach
1/2 c
garden peas (i added these because they were leftovers)
2 can(s)
garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 c
pasta water plus 2 teas. chicken soup granules
1 tsp
ea. seasoned salt, garlic powder and basil
2 tsp
1 pinch
rosemary, dried
3 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c
pecorino regino grated cheese
1/2 c
grape tomatoes
6 medium
pieces cooked chicken tenders, diced (left from my oven bbq )
2 Tbsp
feta cheese, crumbles, optional for garnish
1/4 c
cheddar cheese, optional for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat skillet to 350^. add 2 Tablespoons of the olive oil when hot. Add onion and celery.
Put the pot of water on for the pasta, bring to a boil and add the pasta cook for 8 minutes, drain and put back in the pan.
While pasta is boiling , remove 1 cup of the pasta water,pour into a small saucepan.Set aside.
Stir onion mixture until golden. Add spinach and remaining olive oil over top. Stir to coat. Cook until it wilts.
To the small saucepan with the pasta water add 2 teaspoons of chicken soup granules,(Or you can just use 1 cup chicken broth- I didn't have any),and the cream cheese, cornstarch,pecorino regino, seasoned salt, basil, rosemary and garlic powder.. heat over low heat until cheese has melted and blended.
Add cooked pasta, garbanzo beans,tomatoes, chicken and saucepan mixture to the skillet with the spinach mixture; stir to combine. Heat through. Sprinkle top with cheeses for garnish, if desired.
This great warm or cold. Always good the next day.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta, Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy