Fresh Fettuccine with Roasted Chicken and Spinach

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I found this recipe tucked away in the back pocket of my Mom's cooking binder. The ingredient list looked intriguing and I was not disappointed with the results in the slightest. The flavor on this dish is FANTASTIC and I love the way it all came together--looks wise and taste wise. This one's definitely going in the keeper files and would be great for serving guests!

The ingredients:
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1 container (9-oz.) fresh fettuccine
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 cups shredded roasted chicken (from 1 roasted chicken)
1 cup spinach, finely chopped
1 cup fresh arugula, finely chopped
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional)
2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
Zest of one lemon
salt and pepper, to taste

Bring large pot of salted water to boil.

Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and saute until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes, broth, and lemon juice and bring to a boil and reduce heat. Add the chicken and simmer just until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in the boiling water just until tender (about 2 minutes).

Add the spinach, arugula, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan, pine nuts, and parsley to the chicken. Toss in the pasta and mound in a large pasta bowl. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and lemon zest and serve hot.



SnoWhite August 13, 2009 at 7:39 AM  

I'm so glad you're back!! And, this recipe looks like something the hubby and I would love.

MaRiN August 13, 2009 at 10:31 AM  

Glad you're back! This dish looks delicious! I have to admit I've been a little sparatic in posting's so hard in the summer.

Romney Family August 13, 2009 at 11:50 AM  

That looks so yummy!!I love all things pasta!! thanks for sharing!! Jessie

Debbie August 13, 2009 at 3:20 PM  

Looks like a great recipe. We all love pasta here!

Katy ~ August 13, 2009 at 3:56 PM  

Lara, glad you enjoyed your time away. And yes you were missed!!

What a terrific recipe to kick off a new season of recipes. I would certainly love this one!

Coleens Recipes August 14, 2009 at 4:54 AM  

Welcome back, we missed you!!!

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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