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Creamy Spinach Chicken Dinner

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

Cleanup is a breeze with this creamy spinach chicken. To make things even easier, tear the spinach with your hands instead of cutting it. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Creamy Spinach Chicken Dinner Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 10 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: crushed red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook and stir chicken and onion in oil for 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Stir in soup and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir in the spinach, cheese and pepper; cook for 1-2 minutes or until spinach is wilted and cheese is melted.
  3. Drain pasta; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat. If desired, sprinkle with parmesan and red pepper flakes.

Creamy Spinach Chicken Dinner Tips

How can you make this creamy spinach chicken your own?

Try adding other ingredients, such as sun-dried tomatoes, to this chicken dinner. You can also use other cuts of chicken instead of chicken breasts; we recommend thighs. (Here are recipes for every cut of chicken.)

Can you use frozen spinach instead of fresh spinach?

Yes, you may substitute frozen spinach instead of fresh. Do keep in mind that a bag of frozen spinach yields about 1-1/2 cups after cooking.

How do you store this creamy spinach chicken?

Cooked creamy spinach chicken lasts for about four days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Check out our guide on how long leftovers last for more info.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1-3/4 cups: 698 calories, 42g fat (22g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 1061mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 45g protein.

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