Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Arrabbiata with Pasta

Karen B


I made this one night when I had not much in the house. The ingredients came together for a fabulous meal. Try it with shrimp or other seafood.

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This is a simple pasta dinner that's delicious and flavorful. In Italian, arrabbiata means angry. In this recipe, it refers to the spice of the dish. And a punch of spice it has! All the veggies soak up the wonderful spice flavor. The chicken cooks down to be a tender, thick sauce. This Italian recipe is a nice change from your plain sauce.

Note: We found our sauce a tad thick. We added a little bit of water to thin out the sauce and it was perfect. The Test Kitchen


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35 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 4
    boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes (cut while partially frozen for easy, even cutting)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 medium
    onion, quartered and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced (or 1 tablespoon prepared minced garlic from the jar)
  • 1 can(s)
    artichoke hearts, 14 oz. (not pickled) chopped into somewhat large pieces (remember they will break up some during cooking)
  • 2 c
    fresh spinach (cut chiffonade style--roll a bunch of the leaves together cigar-style, and then slice through with a knife to make ribbons) or 1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained.
  • 1 jar(s)
    spicy pasta sauce (tomato based, any flavor works but spicy works best. If using a garden style sauce, increase the cayenne to taste.), 24 oz
  • 1 pkg
    penne or other pasta, 16 oz, cooked

How to Make Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Arrabbiata with Pasta


  1. Cut up the chicken. Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet. Add the chicken and cook through.
  2. Add the sliced onion, cook until mostly tender.
  3. Add the garlic, seasonings, artichokes, and spinach. Continue cooking until some browning of the chicken and onion occurs, but not too much.
  4. Add the jar of sauce.
  5. Continue to cook on very low until chicken is fork tender. Serve over pasta or rice.

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About Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Arrabbiata with Pasta

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Collection: Perfect Pastas
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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