Tonight, I was desperate to use up the chicken and fresh spinach in my fridge. I didn't have much energy or time and I couldn't find anything I wanted to make. I took a chance and threw this together from what I had on hand and it turned out great! It can be as simple or as fancy as you want. My picky 5-year olds and husband enjoyed it (except the spinach), so that pretty much makes it a keeper.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in hot oil and sprinkle with poultry seasoning and black pepper. Cook and stir chicken in hot oil until no longer pink, 5 to 8 minutes.

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  • Pour water into skillet and bring to a simmer. Stir angel hair pasta, peas, and mushrooms into skillet; cook until pasta is tender, 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Stir wine and garlic powder into pasta mixture. Add spinach and stir until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle individual servings with Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Note:

Play with the veggies and seasonings. I'm sure this would taste great with almost anything. I can't remember exactly when I put in the mushrooms. Everything I added was an afterthought so it wasn't very streamlined! It would have been better with broth instead of water.

Nutrition Facts

593 calories; 10.7 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 474 mg sodium. 78.3 g carbohydrates; 42.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2013
I made this for Sunday lunch, and it was my first experience cooking pasta in the sauce. I really appreciate having one less pot, especially on Sunday! I stayed very close to the recipe, only using chicken broth instead of water. I feel this is a great place to jump from, to customize to your family's tastes. For us, it was a bit bland, and would have benefited from some onions, from fresh garlic instead of powder, and from a bit of cream at the end to give the sauce some oomph. Overall, it is a solid recipe, and a great way to work in some veggies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2016
I thought the spinach was bitter - next time I will use less. A whole pound of pasta seemed like it would be too mucn so I used half-a-pound which was perfect. I also added sliced mushrooms sautéed onions garlic fresh basil and a little cream at the end. All that made it a tasty easy meal. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2013
I made this for Sunday lunch, and it was my first experience cooking pasta in the sauce. I really appreciate having one less pot, especially on Sunday! I stayed very close to the recipe, only using chicken broth instead of water. I feel this is a great place to jump from, to customize to your family's tastes. For us, it was a bit bland, and would have benefited from some onions, from fresh garlic instead of powder, and from a bit of cream at the end to give the sauce some oomph. Overall, it is a solid recipe, and a great way to work in some veggies. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2013
I made this for Sunday lunch, and it was my first experience cooking pasta in the sauce. I really appreciate having one less pot, especially on Sunday! I stayed very close to the recipe, only using chicken broth instead of water. I feel this is a great place to jump from, to customize to your family's tastes. For us, it was a bit bland, and would have benefited from some onions, from fresh garlic instead of powder, and from a bit of cream at the end to give the sauce some oomph. Overall, it is a solid recipe, and a great way to work in some veggies. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2013
Thanks for the comment, Bibi! Great suggestions. (I had next to nothing in my house -- fresh garlic would be great!) This was my first time actually submitting a recipe to the public. I'm so glad it worked out for you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2014
This is exactly the type of recipe I'm looking for when I look for 'quick week-night meal'. I didn't follow the recipe exactly, but I believe that's the whole point. This is a recipe with basic instructions, and then one fills in the blanks with what's in the fridge at the moment. I used chicken stock and water instead of plain water; and used red bell pepper, celery, and onion for the veggies. This was the first time I ever cooked pasta this way. I was a little nervous that it wouldn't cook completely, but it was awesome - absolutely love that was all prepared using one pan. I'll definitely try this again, and again will use whatever veggies and seasonings are available at the moment. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2016
Truth in advertising - this one is quick! The only changes I made were to use stock instead of water and parmesan gnocchi instead of the angel hair and we inhaled the results! I love how fast it came together and with all in one skillet clean up was fast too! It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2016
I thought the spinach was bitter - next time I will use less. A whole pound of pasta seemed like it would be too mucn so I used half-a-pound which was perfect. I also added sliced mushrooms sautéed onions garlic fresh basil and a little cream at the end. All that made it a tasty easy meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2016
5 stars with the following changes: I seasoned the chicken with soy sauce and chopped fresh garlic and sautéed the mushrooms and chicken in olive oil with an additional tablespoon of butter before before adding the other ingredients. I used chicken broth instead of water and I used fresh thyme instead of poultry seasoning because I had it. Just before serving I sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2016
Super easy. Used zucchini instead of peas didn't have spinach. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2017
Easy! Added garlic which helped. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2019
Very good! Great for using up odds and ends in the fridge. I added some roasted tomatoes and a couple tablespoons of pesto. Skipped the peas used frozen chopped spinach. It was a hit! Read More