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Spinach and Grilled Chicken Penne


"Spinach and Grilled Chicken Penne Pasta."
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42 m servings 630 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Spread butter, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon pepper, and garlic powder over chicken breasts on a plate or cutting board.
  2. Grill the chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 5 to 6 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Pour penne into a colander to drain.
  4. Place the penne, chicken breasts, spinach, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes in the pot. Cook and stir over low heat until the spinach is wilted but still green, about 7 minutes. Season with the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  5. Mix pasta into spinach-chicken mixture; toss well.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 630 calories; 14.3 g fat; 80.4 g carbohydrates; 46.8 g protein; 90 mg cholesterol; 2163 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This recipe definitely needed some tweaking. I added more butter, saved some of the liquid from the cooked pasta and boiled it with a bouillon cube before adding the rest of the ingredients. W...

Hmmm, this one was tough to rate because while we like all the ingredients, the proportions of the spices combined with no 'sauce' was off for us. I ended up using less of all the spices and ju...