Chicken Spinach and Garlic Pasta with Pangrattato

Juicy chunks of chicken, stirred through a creamy spinach and garlic pasta, topped with a salty and crunch pangrattato. This Chicken Spinach and Garlic Pasta is a great mid-week meal. From Easy Pasta Sauces.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 771 kcal


For the Pangrattato

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh or dried breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper

For the Pasta

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 oz long pasta
  • 2 cups spinach


To make the Pangrattato

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet with the olive oil and once it starts to foam add the breadcrumbs.
  2. Cook over a medium high heat until they are crisp and golden.
  3. Remove the breadcrumbs from the pan to prevent them burning then seasoning generously with salt and pepper.

To make the Pasta

  1. Chop the chicken into large chunks, Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add the chicken pieces.
  3. Cook for 4 minutes over a medium high heat until the chicken is golden.
  4. Turn the heat down to low.
  5. Add in the butter and then crush in the garlic.
  6. Cook for 2 minutesĀ before adding the wine.
  7. Bring the wine to a boil. Let it bubble for 5 minutes until it has evaporated by half.
  8. Add in the heavy cream and simmer gently over a low heat.
  9. Meanwhile cook the pasta.
  10. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Salt it generously and then add the pasta. Cook until al-dente.
  11. Reserve a cup of the cooking water and then drain the pasta.
  12. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and stir well. Add in a couple of tablespoons of the reserved water. Until the pasta is well coated and the sauce is at the constancy you prefer.
  13. Add in the spinach, stir and then serve sprinkled with theĀ pangrattato.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Spinach and Garlic Pasta with Pangrattato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 771 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 368mg 15%
Potassium 593mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 73g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 50.1%
Vitamin C 7.2%
Calcium 9.7%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.