Pasta With Chicken and Bacon

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 629 calories
    • Calories 141 calories from fat
    • Fat 16 g
    • Sat Fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 111 mg
    • Sodium 375 mg
    • Protein 51 g
    • Carbohydrate 70 g
    • Sugar 5 g
    • Fiber 5 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 65 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 12ounces rigatoni
  2. Check 6 slices bacon
  3. Check 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  4. Check 1pint grape tomatoes
  5. Check 5ounces baby spinach

Directions

  1. Cook 12 ounces rigatoni according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, 5 to 6 minutes; remove and crumble.
  3. Add the chicken to the bacon drippings in the skillet and cook over medium-heat, turning, until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook, tossing, until beginning to soften, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken mixture, spinach, bacon, and ¼ cup of the reserved pasta water to the pasta and toss to combine (add more water if pasta seems dry).