Tasty Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Pasta. Quick and Easy and oh so delicious! | Lovefoodies.com
Tasty Chicken, Bacon and Spinach Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
I'm always looking for quick and easy ways to make a nice dinner that looks good, tastes wonderful and also is budget friendly. Here I made a Chicken, Bacon and Spinach Pasta. It's simple enough to make, and has all the flavours you can expect from those ingredients..and some more! I also added some diced zucchini, they are in season right now, full of flavour and super cheap too! I also liked the colour of them going with the dish!
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 breast or 2 thighs of chicken per person
  • slices A handful of Bacon lardons or 6 of bacon. smokey is nice
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 3 Cloves garlic crushed / chopped
  • 1 courgette/ zucchini diced
  • 1 package of frozen spinach. If you can get creamed frozen spinach that is very delicious!
  • 1 Chicken Stock cube - I used an OXO one. boullion
  • 2 cups or 285 g pasta. You can use as much pasta as you wish. I chose pasta bows as the spinach and flavour sticks nicely to the shape.
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar or honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • A handful of your favourite grated cheese. Here I used Parmesan. for the topping
Instructions
  1. Peel & chop onion, garlic and zucchini, then add to a pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  2. Lightly fry until the onions are soft and translucent (not brown as this will make them taste bitter)
  3. Add your chicken & bacon and cook, stirring in the pan with the other ingredients. Your chicken should be cut into bite sized pieces. Leave to cook gently whilst you cook your pasta in a separate pan as per the package instructions.
  4. When your pasta is done, drain and run under cold water to stop it from continuing to cook. Set aside.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and stir so it is all combined. When the chicken is cooked, (test a piece), add the pasta. Stir well until the pan ingredients come back up to a hot temperature. You will hear and see it begin to bubble!
  6. That's it! Ready to serve, so plate up and sprinkle as much grated cheese on the top as you like and watch it all melt. yum!
  7. And there you have it, Tasty Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Pasta Now for the pleasure of eating . Enjoy every bite and thanks for trying the recipe. I hope I've inspired you and given you a new flavour sensation!