I wish I could come up with a more savvy name for this, because it’s *so* delicious and will now be a regular part of our recipe rotation (when the 13-year-old says he gives it a 10/10 you know it’s good!) I found the original recipe here and adjusted it a bit, and served it for the kids on regular yummy carb-filled spaghetti and opted to use spaghetti squash for myself. Don’t be deterred by spaghetti squash – you do not need to bake it for 40 minutes in the oven – mine is ready in the microwave in less than 10.
Chicken Spinach and Tomato Pasta
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 10-20 cherry tomatoes cut into halves
- 5 oz spinach (I used about a half of a 312g container)
- 1 jar marina sauce
- ½ cup fresh basil
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- If using spaghetti squash, follow the link in the blog post to prepare. Otherwise, start a pot of water to boil spaghetti.
- Heat olive oil in a large pan and add chicken (you can season the chicken with salt and pepper before hand), along with the crushed garlic and cook until no longer pink.
- Add tomatoes and spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted – about 2-3 minutes.
- Add marina sauce, basil and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir until the ingredients are fully mixed.
- That's it! Serve over spaghetti squash or spaghetti noodles (really, any noodles would work with this recipe!
The beauty of this easy recipe is that you can add as little or as much of the chicken, tomatoes, basil and spinach as you like. If you want it with a bit more kick, double up on the crushed red pepper. If you love basil, toss in a little more! Leftovers are also really tasty!
that looks sooooo good !
Yum! I make something similar but add shrimp as well and it is soooo yummy!
Love pasta with tomatoes and spinach
Pasta with spinach and tomatoes sounds awesome
Your Chicken, Spinach and Tomato Pasta recipe looks delicious. I love that it only takes 10 minutes in the microwave.
The recipe looks so delicious and healthy.
We have so many cherry tomatoes right now we will have to try this recipe.
This looks like an easy and delicious dinner idea!
that looks so so good great recipe i love love pasta
This looks absolutely delicious. Definitely going to make for the hubby and I.
oh my gosh! i have this bookmarked. It looks delish and healthy. We are a pasta loving family and have it a couple times a week but haven’t tried it like this
Looks good! I love the idea of using spaghetti squash instead of noodles.
mmm love pasta
This sounds absolutely delicious! Love healthy pasta dishes.
Seems like a super easy and yummy dinner!
Thanks for sharing i love using spaghetti squash!
Saving the recipe. Sounds delicious and I love adding spinach to my dishes.
Yum this looks so tasty
This sounds and looks so fresh and tasty.
Nice & easy recipe but still sounds delicious…PERFECT!
This would be great with the garden tomatoes I have.
Super delicious, easy and gluten free!!
Have so many tomatoes from the garden to use up. Definitely going to try this!
Looks delicious! Making a grocery list to make this next week!
MMM! That looks delicious and doesn’t sound at all complicated
It looks so refreshing!
Looks delicious! I’ll make this with tomatoes from our garden 🙂
Looks delicious & pretty easy to make! Kids love it!
It looks so good that I can see why your son gave it a 10 out of 10…I love anything with marinara sauce and spinach is a bonus for me.
This looks delicious and sounds so simple to make! Perfect for an end of summer dinner.
This is a dish my kids would love!
This sounds delicious! I love chicken and spinach together!
MMm what a great recipe! This sounds lovely
I might have to use regular spaghetti noodles for the kids since they don’t love spaghetti squash. And I’m glad to know that if I make it with the squash for myself that the microwave really cuts down on the cook time! Great tip!
Thanks for the recipe! Looks good!
This recipe sounds healthy, easy to make and super yummy, thanks!
Simple ingredients tossed together make a memorable quick meal.
This looks and sounds so good. Definitely a must over here
Looks good, lots of nice fresh ingredients!
Oh yum, I would love this!! One of my daughters would love the tomatoes, and the other the spinach – I’m sure each would pick out the item they didn’t like and swap it with the other, so in our house it would be a successful meal overall (my kids have completely opposite tastes, it is hard to find meals they both love to eat!).