"This is a copy-cat recipe I created from a restaurant in the Bay Area. It's a soupy sauce, not a thick one. It's a nice change." — BZEEFMOM
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1 (14.5 ounce) can
Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
dried basil, crumbled
salt and pepper to taste
diced, cooked chicken breast meat
fresh spinach, cleaned
grated Parmesan cheese
Tasty and different. I did make some alterations to this recipe. I threw the onion and garlic in olive oil with chicken breast strips and cooked until the chicken was cooked. Then I added only two cups of chicken broth with diced tomatoes, drained, and added Italian spice blend and garlic spice blend. I cooked this down a bit before adding about six ounces of spinach. After the spinach wilted, I added a small amount of corn starch and water to thicken it just a touch. I served it with an herbed brown rice pilaf and sprinkled feta on top. It was fantastic and so far from ordinary. It looked beautiful too. I might serve this the next time I have company. Thanks for the recipe.
I found this recipe to be very bland. I used 2 cups of broth & can't imagine using more...I even tried to thicken it up with cornstarch but it was still very liquidy. I used fresh basil and 3 handfuls of spinach but other than that, I followed the recipe to the tee. Next time, I will season the chicken, add more onion, add green pepper, and less chicken broth. It was very attractive with the wilted spinach. I will make this again with more seasoning.
Great recipe! I do it all in ONE POT which is really nice. I saute onions and garlic in olive oil with salt and pepper, add the meat (I now use Italian Turkey Sausage instead of chicken) and cook until browned. Then I add the tomatoes, basil, broth and pasta (I use rotini now - easier to eat with a spoon) and simmer until the pasta is done. Then I add almost a whole bag of fresh spinach until it wilts and serve. (don't do the cheese b/c of a dairy allergy). My 2 and 5 year olds love it and my husband and I do to. Tastes great and you can't beat a one-pot meal!
Very interesting, light Italian flavor. It's so quick and easy, too, especially if you cook the chicken the night before. My only problem is it's a bit of a trick to eat; you need a fork for the pasta and a spoon for the sauce. My 2-year-old (who loved it, by the way) ate all her noodles and then dipped her breadsticks in the sauce to soak it up. :) In the future, I think I will cook the pasta right in the sauce to save a step and a clean pan. I may also add a can of tomato paste to make it slightly thicker.
Very tasty. I added a little bit of cornstarch and broth mixture to the broth in my skillet. It helped to thicken it up a bit. That would be the only thing I would do in the future.
This was SO good! I made modifications based on previous reviews and what I had on hand. Here are the modifications I made: Used 2 cups broth, 1 can whole tomatoes drained and cut in half plus a heaping half teaspoon italian seasoning, used 2 leaves fresh basil chopped, only about 1/2 a large onion. I also added the pasta (1/2 box whole wheat linguine) right to the pot a few minutes after i added the tomatoes and broth and simmered on low for probably 20-25 min. the pasta was done perfectly al dente. I used about 3/4 a bag of pre washed baby spinach, and shredded about 3/4 of a chicken i had baked yesterday. I topped with parmesan and grated asiago.
This is wonderful! I recommend using a smaller pasta such as macaroni/ cavetelli/bowties/ etc. Because this recipe is more of a soup, this helps so that you don't have to use both a spoon and a fork. This is a great recipe!
What a great recipe to use up what's already in the cupboard. I used chicken thighs instead, and reduced the sauce a great deal before adding the pasta. Light, healthy, and perfect for summer.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 99
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