Are you looking for a dinner recipe that is packed full of flavor? This Tuscan Chicken Pasta recipe is crazy simple and equally as crazy good. What I love most about it is that it uses an already cooked rotisserie chicken so it cuts down on the prep work and time!
I’m always looking for easy meals to feed the family but often find myself scratching my head and just feeling like ordering pizza might be the answer that I need. But one thing is for certain – this pasta chicken recipe NEVER disappoints.
If you’re a busy parent that needs a quick win, this recipe is going to have your family happy, full, and loving your cooking skills.
Can I bake my own chicken to add to this pasta recipe?
Of course! If you have chicken meat to cook up to add, go for it. I just like to use one that is already cooked so that it’s easy and ready to go. Some day maybe I’ll add in some chicken that I cooked on my own, but that’s not going to happen until I get some more free time.
What would go well with this Tuscan Chicken Pasta recipe?
Since this recipe just reminds me of summer, adding another light side dish to go with it is a good idea. A simple side salad of lettuce can be a great choice or even just some steamed veggies like corn or broccoli on the side. And if you don’t have anything else to pair with this recipe, don’t fret. This chicken dish is hearty and good enough to enjoy it on its own!
Have fun whipping up this simple pasta meal. It’s filling enough to have everyone satisfied and it’s full of awesome flavors and taste! It’s certain to be a winning meal! For other quick family meals click here.
Rotisserie Chicken, 2 cups chopped
1 12oz Box of Tri-Color Rotini
1 Cup Fresh Spinach
⅓ Cup Prosciutto, chopped
½ Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
2 Cups Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Stick of Butter
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
½ Cup Shredded Gouda Cheese
½ Cup Shredded Gruyere and Swiss Cheese (Or just Gruyere if not available)
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and add the pasta. Cook until al dente.
While the pasta is cooking, cut up rotisserie chicken into 2 cups of chopped chicken. You will likely have leftover chicken, which makes for great chicken salad.
Add the prosciutto, sun dried tomatoes, and chopped chicken to a large pan, and saute until prosciutto begins to get crisp.
Add cooked pasta to the pan, and mix all ingredients together.
Using the same pot the pasta was cooked in, add the stick of butter. Once butter begins to melt, add the cup of heavy cream and cook until fully melted, stirring continuously. Add the garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Next add the parmesan cheese, and stir until melted.
Pour sauce over the pasta mixture. Immediately add the fresh spinach, and stir, as the heat from the sauce will help to slightly wilt the spinach.
Sprinkle the gouda and gruyere/swiss cheese mixture over the pasta, and mix together. Enjoy!