Here’s the truth. I’ve never been a huge fan of pasta. Pasta is the kind of food you can throw in the pot, boil, drain, and add sauce too. Simple but bland.
However, after trying my hand and experimenting with different flavours I could add to my pasta dish, I have to say this chicken spinach pasta is delicious!
This is my second time making this particular dish. The first time I scooped it all into a 9×13 baking dish and added cheese on top. This time I decided to keep it simple.
1 package whole wheat pasta
1/2 – 1 cup spinach
1 boneless chicken breast, cubed
3-4 tbsp coconut oil (you can use any oil you want)
1 onion, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 tsp salt
1/2-1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp oregano
1/2-3/4 a jar of pasta sauce (1 jar is 737 ml)
- Bring water to boil with salt. Boil pasta according to instructions on package on preferred tenderness. Add spinach to boiling pasta 2-3 minutes before switching stove off.
- On medium-high heat fry onions in coconut oil till light brown. Add chicken and fry for 5-6 minutes or until cooked through. Add garlic a 3-4 minutes after adding chicken. Add pasta sauce and cook for another 5-6 minutes.
- Lower heat to medium and in the pasta sauce add salt, chilli powder, oregano, and coriander powder. After an additional minute of cooking add pasta and mix well. Turn heat to low and place lid on top. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Turn off heat and place to cool. Enjoy!