Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Artichokes

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and ArtichokesWhen all else fails, name your creation after what’s in it, right? I had some leftover Spinach and Artichoke Dip. It was great stuff, but too much for us to eat plain. I immediately started thinking in my mind about what would go with it, so I could turn it into a main dish. Chicken! It goes with everything :-). Here is what I came up with…the kids all cleaned their plates:Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Artichokes

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Artichokes
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Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breast halves with bones and skin (you can use boneless)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 lb pasta
  • ¾ spinach and artichoke dip (from Costco)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta.
  2. Boil chicken in 2 quarts of water with salt and pepper for an hour (put broth into freezer for future soup)
  3. Take meat off bones when cooled.
  4. In a large frying pan, saute onion and garlic in oil until onion is clear.
  5. Add chicken, milk, and dip.
  6. Stir over low heat until everything is mixed and dip melts.
  7. Combine with noodles.
  8. Put pasta mixture into a 9 X 13 pan.
  9. Cover with mozzarella and then foil and bake 350 for 30 minutes.
Notes
If you don’t have to have any dip, you can substitute a 10 oz brick of chopped spinach and a 14 oz can of artichokes and ½ cup sour cream. *** For a gluten free version, simply substitute gf pasta.

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Artichokes

10 thoughts on “Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Artichokes

  1. >I love how you used this, but turned it into something else. :) Yum – looks delicious. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday.

  2. >This sounds really good. Creative! I would like to invite you to participate in Crock Pot Wednesday at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. Come check it out.

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