Chicken -Pasta -Spinach and Garbanzo Beans

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

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


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Serves:

8-12 servings

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Ingredients

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
cornstarch
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

1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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