Day two of my Birthday Celebrations week brings a pasta dish which is not only quick and easy to make, but quite, quite delicious! With it's fresh flavours and pretty colours, this is sure to please almost anyone and is a great way to get the kids to eat their spinach!
It uses simple ingredients such as lean chicken breasts, which you slice and then brown off in a bit of butter, until cooked through.
You scoop them out and keep them warm and then add some garlic to the pan. Once the air is filled with it's lovely smell you add some cream, lemon zest and lemon juice to create a delicious light Alfredo type of sauce!
While you are making the sauce, have your pasta cooking. Once cooked you simply drain it and then return it to the pot along with the spinach. The heat of the pasta wilts the spinach perfectly.
After that you simply stir the sauce, chicken, some cheese and a bit of the pasta water into the pan along with some of the cooking water from the pasta and your dish is ready to serve pronto! It is every so quick to make and let me tell you, it pleases this pasta loving heart of mine! Chicken, pasta and spinach in a creamy garlic and lemon sauce, with the crunch of toasted pine nuts. What's not to like?
*Skillet Chicken and Spinach Bowties*
2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
500g dried Farfalle (1 pound, bow tie pasta)160g bag baby spinach (about 6 ounces)