Beautiful Chaos Kitchen — Pasta Fresca

With this cold weather we’ve been enduring in Minnesota, we thought a yummy Pasta Fresca recipe would warm you right up! 🙂

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A {Beautifully Chaotic} Pasta Fresca Recipe

Gather it:

  • 1 box Penne Pasta
  • 1 bag of Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1-2 Medium Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper

Cook it:

  1. Cut onion into thin slices and tomatoes into slices (set aside).
  2. Remove stems from spinach (set aside).
  3. In medium sauté pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add chicken breasts and season both sides with garlic powder and salt & pepper. Sauté until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Then, cut into strips (set aside).
  4. Cook noodles according to directions, al dente.
  5. In large sauté pan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until they are semi translucent.
  6. Next, mix tomatoes in with onion and continue to sauté over medium heat until tomatoes are soft. The house should be smelling yummy by now!!
  7. Turn heat to low and transfer cooked penne into the large sauté pan and toss with onions and tomatoes.
  8. Add in of 4 tbsp olive oil and 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar.
  9. Toss penne and veggies over low heat until all is evenly coated with the oil and vinegar.
  10. Sprinkle in 2 tbsp of garlic powder and salt & pepper to taste. Yes…now a good time to taste ?
  11. Mix in spinach and sauté low heat until spinach wilts.
  12. Add in chicken strips and toss over low heat for just another minute.
  13. Top with shredded Parmesan (optional).
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This is a fan favorite with everyone in our family. I hope you enjoy!!!

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