Chicken -Pasta -Spinach and Garbanzo Beans

Pat Duran


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


★★★★★ 2 votes

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

How to Make Chicken -Pasta -Spinach and Garbanzo Beans


  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.

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About Chicken -Pasta -Spinach and Garbanzo Beans

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

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