Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

This easy pasta dish is ready in under 30 minutes and is full of so much flavor with seasoned chicken, spinach, tomatoes, basil, and feta cheese.

I have been trying my hardest to make all the Greek/Mediterranean food. Just an excuse to eat goat cheese really. However, only Cami and I like goat cheese. The boys do not. But I can get away with making things with goat cheese if I don't mix it in and that works for me. I enjoyed this recipe so much. It's got all the elements of Greek/Mediterranean food that I love in a simple pasta dish that is great for busy weekdays!

What you need:
  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus some
  • 4 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) fresh spinach
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped or shredded chicken
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, place cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in a 425 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until they begin to burst.
  4. Heat 1/2 cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  5. Then add spinach, chicken, salt, pepper, and basil. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add feta, cooked pasta, and cooked tomatoes. Heat through and serve.
Recipe adapted from Chef in Training

This Chicken Shawarma Mediterranean Salad from Hungry Hobby is also something that looks right up my alley. I love making hearty salads for dinner. I really enjoyed this Food Cart Inspired Chicken with veggies and a yogurt sauce that reminds me of tzatziki.

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