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    Chicken Spinach Pasta

    WebMD Recipe from Epicurious.com

    Chicken Spinach Pasta

    By Kyle Moore, age 12, Missouri

    “I was trying to think of something for lunch, and I found these [ingredients] in the fridge and spice cabinets,” says Kyle, who recommends serving this pasta with a small fruit salad on the side.

    Ingredients
    • 1   pound
      linguine
    • 3   tablespoons
      olive oil
    • 2  
      garlic cloves, minced
    • 2   large
      tomatoes, diced
    • 2  
      grilled or cooked skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
    • 3   cups
      fresh spinach
    • 1/4   teaspoon
      dried oregano
    • 1/4   teaspoon
      dried basil
    • 1/4   cup
      freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    •  
      Salt and pepper
    Instructions
    1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the linguine until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the linguine and place it in a large serving bowl.
    2. While the linguine is cooking, in a large sauté pan over moderate heat, warm the oil. Add the garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, chicken, spinach, oregano, and basil, and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the tomato has softened and chicken is warmed through, about 2 minutes.
    3. Add the chicken-tomato mixture to the bowl with the linguine and stir to combine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.

    Nutritional Information Provided by Edamam

    Nutritional Information

    Makes: 6 servings
    • Calories440
    • Fat13.4 g
      • Saturated fat3.6 g
    • Cholesterol25.3 mg
    • Sodium196.7 mg
    • Carbohydrates59.1 g
    • Sugars2.7 g
    • Protein20.2 g
    * Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.

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