Main Dishes: Gluten-Free Spinach, Artichoke & Chicken Pasta

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If you love spinach artichoke dip (and doesn't everybody?), you're going to love this spinach, artichoke & chicken pasta. It has been on my list of recipes to make for at least 5 years and for some reason, I didn't get around to making it until now. Well, that was a mistake! This pasta is so delicious, my whole family of 5 loved it and deemed it worthy of getting added to our regular rotation of recipes!

For those following a Low-FODMAP diet, make sure you use lactose-free milk, gluten-free pasta and skip the garlic powder and black pepper. For those following a GERD diet, skip the garlic powder if it bothers you and use skim milk if the fat in 2% milk bothers you. This dish can be enjoyed on a variety of diets!

Spinach, artichoke & chicken pasta is creamy and oh- so delicious! It is a crowd pleaser. I served a large pan of this pasta to my in-laws, kids and husband- along with a big salad and fresh baked bread and it was a hit. Almost everyone in our group of 7 had seconds. This pasta reheats really well. I made it ahead of time and then reheated it about 5 hours later and it reheated just as nicely which is great if you want to make it ahead of time or enjoy it for leftovers.

Another major benefit of this dish, it is ready in just 20 minutes. What could be better than that? It's easy enough to make on a weeknight but is fancy enough to enjoy for a date night at home as well. I would definitely serve this to my husband for a cute date night by the fireplace. 

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Awesome! Let us know how it turns out!

Mercedes

I just wanted to add a comment to say that for people following a low fodmap diet you could use garlic oil in place of the regular olive oil! That way you get the flavor but not the irritant. I can’t wait to try this tomorrow! :)

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Gluten-Free Spinach, Artichoke & Chicken Pasta

Servings: 8

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Box of Gluten-Free Pasta
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts- Cut into small chunks
  • 10 oz. bag of Baby Spinach, Chopped
  • 1 ½ Cups Lactose-Free Milk
  • 8 oz. Package of Neufchatel Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Shredded
  • 14 oz. Jar of Canned Artichoke Hearts, Diced

Optional Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Boil a large pot of water and cook pasta according to instructions. Drain pasta but save 1/4 cup of pasta water for later. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high heat and add in chicken. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until chicken is cooked through and browned.
  3. In another large skillet, wilt chopped spinach for 2 minutes on medium heat with a tablespoon of water. Remove spinach from pan and set aside.
  4. In the skillet, add milk, cream cheese, parmesan and if desired, garlic and pepper. Cook for about 2-3 minutes to melt parmesan and thicken sauce while whisking constantly. 
  5. Add the spinach, artichokes, pasta, chicken and pasta water into the sauce and stir well. 
  6. Serve Immediately. Reheats well in microwave.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 489
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.3g 26%
Saturated Fat 7.7g 38%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 368mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 54.5g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 30g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Notes

Enjoy!