Pan-roasted garlic adds heady savor to a rich and creamy basil-infused tomato sauce. Tender cubes of sauteed chicken and fresh, green spinach go for a quick simmer along with cooked rigatoni. Toss this marvelous meal with mozzarella cheese and serve.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rigatoni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; saute chicken until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. Add mushrooms to skillet; saute until mushrooms are tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic; saute until fragrant and golden, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Stir spaghetti sauce, half-and-half, and Italian seasoning into mushroom mixture; cook and stir over medium heat until sauce thickens, 10 to 15 minutes. Mix cooked chicken and spinach into sauce and cook until spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir pasta into sauce and add mozzarella cheese; stir until cheese melts. Garnish dish with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts

592 calories; protein 34.5g 69% DV; carbohydrates 58.6g 19% DV; fat 24.7g 38% DV; cholesterol 90.8mg 30% DV; sodium 577.9mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2016
I substituted the chicken with Italian sausage and added 1/2 of a jar of sun-dried tomatoes. Very yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2015
Pretty good I'd probably add some changes to the sauce to add some more flavor next time but overall all it was good. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2016
I substituted the chicken with Italian sausage and added 1/2 of a jar of sun-dried tomatoes. Very yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2020
Good, East and quick! I didn’t have a hat of sauce, but I had a can of tali an tomato’s so hand crushed them, used onion and garlic and Italian spices, and some heavy cream for the quick tomato sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2020
My son (26) said this was a Keeper! I used my normal spagetti sauce, precooked chicken, and cooked frozen spinach and then added it. I halved the recipe. It was great, thanks Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2015
Pretty good I'd probably add some changes to the sauce to add some more flavor next time but overall all it was good. Read More