Grecian Chicken Pasta

Michelle Koletar/Mertz

By
@Mertzie

I love making pastas & Italian foods, but wanted to mix it up. Found the inspiration for this on another recipe site, but then changed a lot to suit my taste. My son & I loved it! And, this is my own photo of how I made it. Not a lot like the original version I found, but I didn't come up w/ the entire idea on my own so always like to mention that. :)

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

7 oz
mafalda pasta (about 1/2 box)
3
chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
14 oz
can diced tomatoes with basil & onion (or fresh tomatoes)
1/2
bag baby spinach, torn in large pieces
6 1/2 oz
jar, artichokes, drained & chopped
1/2 jar(s)
kalamata (greek) olives, pitted, if possible
1/2 c
feta cheese, crumbled
greek dressing, greek seasoning or rosemary
5 slice
bacon, fried crisp & crumbled

Step-By-Step

1Marinate chicken breasts, cut in bite sized chunks, in Greek style salad dressing in fridge for about one hour. (Or more, if you want).
2Fry bacon until crisp. Reserve about 1 TBS of grease. Discard marinade from chicken & fry in bacon grease until getting golden. Sprinkle in bacon.
3Add tomatoes and about 1 TBS of Greek seasoning. Add a splash of white wine. Simmer for about 25 minutes.
4Meanwhile, cook pasta to directions to al dente. Drain & toss lightly w/ Greek salad dressing or olive oil.
5After chicken simmers w/ tomatoes, add about 1/2 bag of baby spinach, torn in large leaves. Add drained, chopped artichokes. Stir well. Add about 1/2 of the feta, stir, & then mix in pasta. Sprinkle top w/ more feta.

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