Chicken & Spinach Skillet Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan

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Chicken & Spinach Skillet Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan

Ingredients

8 ounces gluten-free penne pasta or whole-wheat penne pasta

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, trimmed, if necessary, and cut into bite-size pieces

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

4 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup dry white wine

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

10 cups chopped fresh spinach

4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Instructions

1.Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

3. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

4. Stir in wine, lemon juice and zest; bring to a simmer.

5. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach and the cooked pasta. Cover and let stand until the spinach is just wilted.

6. Divide among 4 plates and top each serving with 1 tablespoon Parmesan.

Gale Pearson

About Gale Pearson, MS, RDN, CDCES

Gale Pearson, MS, RDN, CDCES is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with over 25 years of experience working with patients on dietary and nutrition wellness planning. Gale received her undergraduate degree from Hampton University and her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Howard University.

With extensive experience in nutrition counseling, Gale works with her patients to develop strategies to improve their eating habits and lifestyles, in turn helping them to manage their weight and medical conditions. She credits witnessing her patients’ symptoms and overall health improvement as a result of the lifestyle changes as one of the most gratifying and rewarding aspects of her career.

At TPMG Nutrition Services in Newport News and Williamsburg, Gale provides one-on-one consultations, nutrition and weight management counseling, and diabetes education.

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