Olive Garden Heart Healthy Chicken and Pasta (Copycat)

Recipe Submitted by Nancy in FL ..|.. Category: Poultry


  • 8 ounces Fresh pasta shells -- or
  • 6 ounces Dry pasta shells
  • 1 1/4 pounds Fresh spinach
  • 1 pound Chicken breast; boned, skinned -- grilled, cut 1"
  • 4 medium Cloves garlic -- chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil -- or
  • Vegetable spray
  • 1 cup Chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg or mace
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan -- grated


Cook the spinach in the broth until tender. Drain and reserve broth. Mash out excess liquid. Cook pasta. Preheat a saut pan or heavy skillet over medium heat, add the oil or vegetable spray and saut the garlic, stirring constantly, until it is white. Don't allow it to brown. Add the spinach and nutmeg or mace, salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces to the spinach, stir and turn and add a small amount of the reserved cooking broth. Stir and turn the spinach until it is hot, adding broth as necessary. Remove pasta and immediately drain. Add the shells into the spinach mixture and blend well. Serve immediately with Parmesan.

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