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  • 12 ounces - penne pasta
  • 2 cups - green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 4 slices - bacon
  • 1 pounds - boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons - fresh lemon juice
  • 1 - large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons - half-and-half
  • 5 ounces - baby spinach
  • 1/2 cups - grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 - scallions, thinly sliced
  • Directions:

    1. Cook pasta per package directions, adding green beans to the pot during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water; drain, then return pasta and green beans to pot.

    2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and break into pieces when cool.

    3. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings and return pan to medium heat. Cook chicken pieces until golden brown and cooked through, tossing once, about 6 to 8 minutes; remove from heat and toss with lemon juice.

    4. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk with half-and-half. Toss egg mixture with pasta and green beans, then fold in the chicken, spinach, Parmesan and 1/4 cup pasta water. Toss to coat, and add more pasta water if needed. Fold in scallions and top with bacon before serving.

    Brief Description

    With just two pans and about 30 minutes of time, this delicious filling one-dish meal is ready for family dinner.

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    Category:  Pasta

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 20 min


    570 cal, 13 g fat (5 g sat.), 43 g pro, 355 mg sodium, 70 g carb, 5 g fiber


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    March 15, 2018

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