One Pot Creamy Spinach and Chicken Pasta

Hi!!! Remember me?! Probably not, because I’m the worst food blogger ever. Good thing I didn’t quit my day job.

Things got super hectic for me over the past couple of months because I FINALLY found a new job (praise the lord!!) and I haven’t had a ton of free time as a result…but I feel like a new person! It’s crazy how being stuck in a job you really don’t like affects you–I’m so glad to have gotten my first shitty job experience out of the way.┬áSo while I feel like my quarter life crisis has subsided for the time being, Quarter Life Crisis Cooking is back and I hope to start posting more regularly again!

Let’s talk One Pot Creamy Spinach and Chicken Pasta. Ooey gooey cheesy sauce. Flavorful chicken, mushrooms and spinach. One pot = less mess = happy cleaning. AND prep and cook time for this dish is under 45 minutes. Literally can’t go wrong.

One Pot Creamy Spinach and Chicken Pasta

Yield: about 6 servings

What You’ll Need:

  • about 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds of chicken breast, cubed
  • 16 oz. of mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. of pasta of choice (I used cavatappi and it was perfect!!)
  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • 3/4 cup of dry white wine
  • 8-10 oz. of fresh spinach
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What You’ll Do:

  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add your chicken to the warm oil and lightly salt and pepper the meat. Cook for about 6 minutes, or until almost done.
  2. Add your garlic and mushrooms to the pan and stir. Cook for about 4 more minutes.
  3. Add water, wine, spices and pasta to the mixture and combine. Turn up heat to medium-high and cook for about 10-13 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Once pasta is tender, add cream, parmesan and spinach to the mixture. Cook for about 2 more minutes, stirring often, until the sauce thickens.
  5. Serve immediately! Top with more fresh parmesan.


So tasty. Big hit with the fam! Try it out y’all and let me know what you think!!


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