Chicken Spinach Pasta

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This Chicken Spinach Pasta is effortless to make and you can dish up this quick and satisfying supper in about 30 minutes.

Two plates of Chicken Spinach Pasta along with a glass of water. A bunch of cilantro is kept on the side.

If fast, nutritious, delicious meals are like a thing in your household, you’ll love this Indian inspired chicken and spinach pasta recipe. Your dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes with ingredients you have at home – no store-bought marinara sauce needed.

This chicken spinach pasta is dairy-free, gluten-free and uses minimal ingredients but don’t you worry it is still creamy and delicious – thanks to a dash of coconut milk and a lentil based pasta from Modern Table

Why we love Modern Table Pasta?

An opened box of Modern Table Spiral Pasta with pasta spilling out. Another pasta box is on the side along with a tomato.

All Modern Table pastas are lentil-based and contain complete proteins – meaning they have the 9 essential amino acids our bodies need for strong energy, good digestion, and muscle health.  With only three plant-based ingredients, the plain pastas are vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free.

Modern Table pastas are for those looking for a healthy lifestyle, and a perfect way to get more nutrition from your meals — a blend of nutrition, with the texture of tradition.

The different types of pasta available – Penne, Rotini, Elbows, and Spirals. For this recipe, I chose the spiral pasta.

How to make chicken spinach pasta?

An overhead shot of Chicken Spinach Pasta Ingredients - Modern Table pasta, garam masala, chili powder, chicken, tomatoes, spinach, and cilantro

There are three main steps – cooking the pasta, making the sauce and combining them. The sauce can be made as the pasta cooks and that should cut the overall cooking time into half.

The homemade sauce consists of an onion-tomato based gravy with a hint of spice from chili powder and garam masala. Adding coconut milk gives it a creamy touch. Chicken or any other any other meat/veggies are then added to the sauce and cooked until done. Add the strained pasta along with spinach and mix well. Serve immediately.

Here are the step by step instructions –

  1. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to cook the pasta. In the case of Modern Table Spiral Pasta, it would be –
    • Boil 4 quarts water in large pot.  Add salt, if desired.
    • Stir in pasta. Reduce heat to medium-high (to minimize foaming).
    • Cook 8-9 minutes, stirring occasionally. For more tender pasta, boil an additional minute.An overhead shot of Pasta cooking
  2. While the pasta cooks, start making the sauce. Add 2 tablespoons of oil in a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium heat. As the oil heats up, add the chopped onions and garlic saute them for about 8-10 minutes.Frying onions-and-garlic
  3. Add chicken pieces and fry them for about a minute.Adding chicken
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients – tomatoes, salt, garam masala, chili powder, coconut milk, and mix well. Continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through.
    Adding coconut milk
  5. Drain the pasta. Add the strained pasta to the chicken mixture and mix it in. Add the spinach and mix well and stir it till the spinach wilts. Remove from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes.Adding spinach to pasta
  6. Garnish with cilantro. Just before serving, add a dash of lime juice and mix well.Finished Chicken Pasta Recipe

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An overhead shot of Chicken Spinach Pasta with a glass of water and cilantro on the side.
Chicken Spinach Pasta

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Chicken Spinach Pasta Recipe

5 from 3 votes
If fast, nutritious, delicious meals are like a thing in your household, you'll love this Indian inspired chicken and spinach pasta recipe. Your dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes with ingredients you have at home - no store-bought marinara sauce needed.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Diet : Nut-free
Course : Main Course
Method: Stovetop
Cuisine : Fusion

Ingredients
  

For garnish

  • ½ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • sliced lemon wedges

Instructions
 

  • Boil 4 quarts water in large pot.  Add salt, if desired. [see note]
  • Stir in pasta. Reduce heat to medium-high (to minimize foaming).
  • Cook 8-9 minutes, stirring occasionally. For more tender pasta, boil an additional minute.
  • While the pasta cooks, start making the sauce. Add 2 tablespoons of oil in a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium heat. As the oil heats up, add the chopped onions and garlic saute them for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add chicken pieces and fry them for about a minute.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients – tomatoes, salt, garam masala, chili powder, coconut milk, and mix well. Continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Drain the pasta. Add the strained pasta and mix it in.
  • Add the spinach and mix well and stir it till the spinach wilts. Remove from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro. Just before serving, add a dash of lime juice and mix well.

Notes

Follow the manufacturer's directions to cook the pasta. In the recipe above, the instructions are for Modern Table Spiral Pasta.

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Nutrition

Calories: 496kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 20gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 124mgPotassium: 584mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1900IUVitamin C: 17.7mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 2.5mg

Disclaimer: Approximate Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.

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