Friday, September 05, 2008

Penne With Chicken, Spinach, and Tomatoes With Balsamic Vinaigrette

This yummy recipe is from the September 2008 issue of Southern Living magazine. This was quick and tasty! Even Mr. U loved this!!

Penne With Chicken, Spinach, and Tomatoes With Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 (14.5-ounce) box BARILLA PLUS Penne
1 pound skinned and boned chicken breasts, diced
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 1/2 cups (3 ounces) firmly packed fresh spinach, chopped
2 1/2 cups seeded and chopped fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper

1. Sauté chicken in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil in a medium skillet 5 to 6 minutes or until done.
2. Whisk together vinegar and mustard in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in 6 tablespoons olive oil until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Spread pasta in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Let cool 10 minutes.
4. Toss together pasta, chicken, vinegar mixture, spinach, and remaining 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or, if desired, cover and chill 1 hour before serving.

Makes 6 servings

Southern Living Cooking School, AUGUST 2008


Rachel said...

looks yummy!

Have a great day =)

Julieann said...

Ohhh that looks so yummy--I just love how you take the pictures:)


Elizabeth G. said...

Thanks for this wonderful recipe!


Elizabeth G. said...

Yum, thanks.

Cherish the Home said...

Thank you--I just printed off the recipe. (o:

Kelli said...

YUM! This looks delicious, Mrs. U! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us!

April said...

Sounds really good. I will have to try it.

Penelope said...

What a delicious recipe! I am going to try it tonight for dh.


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