Alright, here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 or 4 chicken breasts
- A box of Penne (or another kind if you prefer) pasta
- 1 bag of raw spinach
- Grated and shredded Parmesan
- Milk (2% or whole milk is best, but anything works)
Step 1: Cook your chicken
Put a few tablespoons of oil in a pan with your chicken breasts on a low/medium heat. Cover with a lid. Cook either side until there is no pink left in the middle of your chicken. I like to season mine with oregano or a little bit of garlic salt during this process — it just depends on what flavor you’re going for. NOTE: It’s very important that you don’t over-cook your chicken in this step because it will be put back in the pan with the pasta later — right now you just want to get rid of the pink.
Step 2: Cut up the chicken while pasta is cooking
Follow the cooking instructions on the back of your pasta box — usually pasta takes about 8 minutes. While your pasta is cooking (carefully) remove the chicken from the pan and onto a cutting board. You’ll want to slice it up into nice bite-sized pieces — but not too small!
Step 3: Introduce the pasta and chicken to one another
So, by now you should have nice bite-size pieces of chicken and some perfectly cooked pasta. Yay! You’re one step closer to a delicious meal! Now, once you drain the pasta, put it back in the pan with your chicken and mix them together.
Step 4: Milk, Spinach, Cheese
With your stove on a low heat, pour about 1/3 cup of milk in with your pasta and chicken, mix it in. Then throw in about a cup of spinach, and as much cheese as you like! Now you’ll mix all of that together, cover with a lid, and let it sit until the spinach has cooked really well.
Step 5: Almost done!
Uncover your masterpiece and add another splash of milk for good measure. Stir everything in thoroughly, and top with some more grated Parmesan.
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