Pasta With Chicken and Bacon

Pasta With Chicken and Bacon
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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).
By August, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 629Calories From Fat 141
  • Fat 16g
  • Sat Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 111mg
  • Sodium 375mg
  • Protein 51g
  • Carbohydrate 70g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Iron 5mg
  • Calcium 65mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Pasta
Any shape pasta will work with this recipe. Try penne, capanelle, cavatelli, or gemelli.

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