I love making food for the boyfriend, because he really appreciates all the hard work that goes into cooking, and he finds it super satisfying and delicious, which is always a confidence booster. Lately I have been spending way too much time watching cooking shows on Netflix. My favorite show right now to indulge in is “The Pioneer Woman.” I love her recipes, although some are a little too sugar-filled and flour based for my taste, I find that I can learn a lot from the way she cooks. From her tin foiled seafood pasta dish to tonight’s recipe of Chipotle Chicken Chili, which I’m so excited to share with you guys tomorrow!
A few days ago the boyfriend was at the university and I came home to find that none of the vegetables were in good condition, with so much chicken and no veggies there was only one thing I could think of making, Pasta in Tomato Sauce. It’s a warm and delicious comfort food, which is perfect on freezing nights.
Since no tomatoes were in sight it was only possible to use the Classico tomato sauce and luckily I was able to salvage about a handful of spinach to add to the sauce. This is a SUPER easy recipe and great for nights that you don’t feel like cooking. Plus it yields about 3 servings so you can have it as a great leftover for lunch the next day.
QUICK AND EASY PASTA IN TOMATO SAUCE WITH SPINACH
5 pieces of chicken breast cut into cubes (size depends on your preference)
handful of spinach leaves
1 cup of tomato sauce (you can add more to make it more saucy if you prefer)
2 cups of cooked bowtie pasta (or any kind of pasta you wish to make)
2 TBS of olive oil
In a medium-sized skillet put 2 TBS of olive oil and place the cut up chicken breast and let them cook all the way through (about 5-7 minutes). Take the chicken out of the pan and set a side. Then take a deep-dish pan and place the cooked pasta. Place the tomato sauce and turn on the heat to medium-low so the sauce can heat up along with the pasta. Place the spinach and let it cook until the spinach has integrated in the pasta. Lastly place the chicken and mix all together.