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chicken -pasta -spinach and garbanzo beans

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

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

(2 ratings)
yield 8 -12 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For chicken -pasta -spinach and garbanzo beans

  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil,divided
  • 1 sm
    onion diced
  • 2 stalk
    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
    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 md
    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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