Chicken Bacon Spinach Penne Recipe

This Chicken Bacon Spinach Penne dish makes a delicious and warm supper! Tender chicken, crispy bacon, and healthful spinach are paired with penne pasta and a creamy sauce to create a tasty and filling dish suitable for any occasion.

Ingredients:

8 oz penne pasta

4 slices bacon, chopped

1 lb chicken breast, diced

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 cups fresh spinach leaves

Optional: red pepper flakes, for garnish

Directions:

Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Season the diced chicken breast with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

Stir in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer.

Gradually whisk in the grated Parmesan cheese until smooth and creamy.

Add the cooked penne pasta, crispy bacon, cooked chicken, and fresh spinach leaves to the skillet. Stir until the spinach is wilted and the ingredients are well combined.

Serve the Chicken Bacon Spinach Penne warm, garnished with red pepper flakes if desired.

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Chicken Bacon Spinach Penne Recipe

This Chicken Bacon Spinach Penne dish makes a delicious and warm supper! Tender chicken, crispy bacon, and healthful spinach are paired with penne pasta and a creamy sauce to create a tasty and filling dish suitable for any occasion.

  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 4 slices bacon (chopped)
  • 1 lb chicken breast (diced)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • Optional: red pepper flakes (for garnish)
  1. Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Season the diced chicken breast with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  5. Stir in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Gradually whisk in the grated Parmesan cheese until smooth and creamy.
  7. Add the cooked penne pasta, crispy bacon, cooked chicken, and fresh spinach leaves to the skillet. Stir until the spinach is wilted and the ingredients are well combined.
  8. Serve the Chicken Bacon Spinach Penne warm, garnished with red pepper flakes if desired.
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Chicken Bacon Spinach Penne Recipe

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