Easiest Chicken and Sausage Pasta with spinach in a light cream sauce. This 30 minute meal is the perfect family-friendly meal with flavors to please even the picky eaters!
Ohhhhh you guys. This is a serious contender for one of my top five favorite 30 minute meals. Which, let’s be real, is a big deal considering 30 minute meals are kind of my specialty. So when I tell you that when I made this dish, knowing full well it had all the makings of a great, even an awesome dish…it still exceeded my expectations when I took that first bite.
Annnnd the second. And the third. And the 18th. And by the end of the meal I was wishing I had a second stomach to go for round two and three. Maybe just a midnight snack? Or breakfast? Yes, breakfast then. It’s completely acceptable to serve up chicken and sausage pasta leftovers at 8am right…?
Of course it is. You do you honey.
2 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced into strips
1 pound kielbasa sausage, sliced into rounds
3 cups baby spinach
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper or a pinch of ground pepper
8 ounces penne pasta, cooked and drained
1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half for a lighter option
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese optional
Drizzle a large, 2-inch deep skillet with olive oil.
Add chicken, sausage, spinach, and garlic to the pan.
Saute over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes until chicken is cooked through and sausage starts to brown around the edges.
Add cream and stir 1-2 minutes til thickened. Stir in pasta.
Season with salt, pepper, and parmesan and stir well.
Garnish with cracked black pepper and fresh herbs if desired and serve.