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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups - uncooked penne or ziti pasta
  • 6 - chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons - fajita, cajun, or favorite seasoning blend
  • - cooking oil
  • 1/2 cups - sour cream
  • 4 ounces - softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cups - half and half. cream, or whole milk
  • 1/4 cups - Parmesan cheese
  • 5 ounces - frozen spinach OR half of a bag of fresh spinach
  • 1 cans - artichoke hearts, drained, diced
  • 1 1/4 cups - shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Directions:

    Butter a 2 quart baking dish. Set aside.

    Cook pasta according to the instructions on the packaging; drain and keep warm.

    Meanwhile, toss chicken tenderloins in a plastic bag with the flour and seasoning blend; use the side of a meat mallet or other heavy utensil to flatten the chicken pieces to about 1/2-inch thick.

    Heat cooking oil in a large skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned and no longer pink in the middle, for about 4 minutes on each side. Turn heat down to low and continue to cook, covered, for about 4 more minutes. Remove from skillet and dice.

    Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, mix together sour cream, cream cheese, half and half, Parmesan cheese, artichokes and spinach; add salt and pepper and a little garlic powder.

    Stir in the cooked pasta and diced chicken to the spinach mixture until well combined. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

    (At this point, you can cover the dish with saran wrap and refrigerate until ready to heat and serve.)

    If serving right away, top the dish with mozzarella cheese and bake for 10 minutes in an oven heated to 375 degrees F. If you like, then turn the oven to broiler (on low setting) and broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese bubbles up and is slightly golden brown on top.

    Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

    Brief Description

    Pasta casserole made with diced chicken, spinach and artichokes in a creamy cheesy sauce.

    Main Ingredient:

    pasta

    Category:  Pasta

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 25 min
    Cook Time: 30 min

    Source

    adapted from https://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/cheesy-spinach-dip-chicken-pasta-recipe-card/

    Posted By:

    mcarr

    Posted On:

    February 5, 2019

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