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Skillet Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Bow tie pasta tossed in a rich & creamy Alfredo sauce with chicken, spinach, and tomatoes. Ready in 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pasta recipe, kid-friendly recipe, weeknight dinner recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 436 kcal
Author Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bow-tie pasta farfalle
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth plus more if needed for thinning*
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup good-quality grated Parmesan**
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 4 ounces baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley minced
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Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. In a large high-walled skillet, (preferably an iron skillet if you have one), heat the butter and olive oil over medium high heat. You want the heat nice & high so that the chicken gets a nice, golden-brown color on the outside.
  3. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until each side is a nice, deep golden brown color and is cooked in the middle. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. To the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for one minute, then add the chicken broth. Let it bubble and reduce for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the half and half and heavy cream as well as additional salt and pepper if you’d like. Gradually whisk in the Parmesan cheese, stirring constantly until it’s all well-incorporated and has thickened. (If you need to thin it, add a splash of chicken broth).
  6. Reduce the heat to low once the sauce has reached your desired consistency. Add the chicken back to the skillet along with the tomatoes and spinach and mix until the spinach begins to wilt. Gently mix in the pasta with a rubber spatula and top with parsley. Serve immediately and prepare to be amazed ;)
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 353mg15%
Potassium 508mg15%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 2520IU50%
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
Calcium 251mg25%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.