This easy one-pot pasta is full of lemon-pepper chicken, spaghetti and fresh baby spinach, and is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Add a green salad and warm crusty bread, and you’re all set!

Ingredients

 

 

 

1
tablespoon olive oil

 

1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces (16 oz)

 

1
teaspoon lemon pepper

 

1/2
teaspoon salt

 

1/4
teaspoon black pepper

 

1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic

 

1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth

 

8
oz spaghetti pasta, broken in half (from 16-oz box)

 

1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

 

2
tablespoons butter

 

1
tablespoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel from 1 large lemon

 

2
bags (5 oz each) baby spinach

Steps

  • 1
    In 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with lemon pepper, salt and black pepper. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken to plate; cover and keep warm.
  • 2
    Add garlic to Dutch oven; cook 30 to 60 seconds, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned. Add chicken broth and spaghetti; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered 13 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed and pasta is al dente.
  • 3
    Stir in 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, the butter, lemon juice, lemon peel and cooked chicken. Remove from heat. Gradually add spinach; stir just until starting to wilt. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm with remaining 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese.