Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta 150 Image by: Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta 150 Author: Canadian Living

This pasta is packed with nutrients: potassium from the spinach and calcium from the evaporated milk, which has 80 per cent more calcium than regular milk. Serve with a crisp green salad.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2003



In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken. Transfer to bowl.

Drain off any fat from pan. Add onion, garlic and pepper; fry over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan. Add evaporated milk; cook, stirring and without boiling, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in pot of boiling salted water, cook penne until tender but firm, about 12 minutes. Add spinach; drain and return to pot. Add chicken mixture, red pepper, basil, lemon juice and green onions; toss to combine.

Nutritional facts Pper serving: about

  • Sodium 744 mg
  • Protein 45 g
  • Calories 590.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 980 mg
  • Cholesterol 53 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 98 g


  • Iron 39.0
  • Folate 39.0
  • Calcium 38.0
  • Vitamin A 41.0
  • Vitamin C 55.0
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Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta