Penne Pasta, Chicken, Spinach, Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Leah Stacey


Hello my name is Leah and I'm addicted to balsamic vinegar. I think I might have a little problem. I don't post too many healthy recipes on here but this one is too good not to share. This makes a big bowl of pasta and you would think that it could serve about 8 adults but we all got seconds so there for it only served 4. Pair it with some garlic bread and you have a great meal!

★★★★★ 5 votes


1 box
14.5 oz whole wheat pasta
1 lb
chicken breast, diced
1/2 c
olive oil, extra virgin (divided)
1/4 c
balsamic vinegar
2 tsp
dijon mustard
salt and pepper, to taste
2 1/2 c
firmly packed fresh spinach, chopped
2 1/2 c
chopped fresh tomatoes
1/2 c
thinly, sliced red onion
1/2 c
diced yellow pepper


1Saute chicken in 1 Tbsp olive oil in a med skillet for 5 to 6 min or until done.
2Whisk together the vinegar and mustard in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in 6 Tbsp olive oil until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3Cook Pasta according to package, drain. Toss together pasta,chicken, vinegar mix, spinach, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot or cold!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta, Pasta Salads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy