Spinach, bacon and cherry tomatoes give this chicken and pasta toss great flavor—and gorgeous color. Bonus: It's a quick and easy weeknight dish.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 lb. wide egg noodles, uncooked
3/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast s, chopped
1 bag (6 oz.) fresh baby spinach leaves (4 cups)
1 cup KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend, divided
8 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
Meanwhile, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 to 7 min. or until cooked through. Add tomatoes; cook 1 min., stirring occasionally. Stir in noodles and reserved 1/2 cup cooking water. Remove from heat.
Add spinach, 1/2 cup of the cheese and the bacon; toss lightly to combine. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
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How to Clean Spinach
Spinach can hold a lot of dirt and must be thoroughly washed before using. To clean, fill a large bowl with water, then swish spinach around in water until most of the dirt comes off. Repeat process 2 or 3 times, using clean water each time, until no more dirt clings to the spinach. Rinse thoroughly under running water and remove hard stems. Spin dry in salad spinner and/or pat dry with paper towels. Use immediately or store in refrigerator up to 4 days.
Use any variety of pasta including whole wheat pasta to make this fresh and flavorful dish.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.