Tuscan Chicken & Penne Pasta

Tuscan Chicken and Penne Pasta 2

I have another Winner Winner Chicken Dinner to share with you today.

This is a great, quick recipe that uses a rotisserie chicken or leftover grilled chicken.

Tuscan Chicken and Penne Pasta

It really is bursting with flavor, full of tomatoes and spinach and chicken, and pulled all together with a simple chicken stock based sauce and incorporated with pasta to make it a full meal deal!

Serve it with a salad and some crusty bread if you dare!

Tuscan Chicken & Penne Pasta*

Ingredients:Tuscan Chicken and Penne Pasta 2

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves fresh minced garlic
  • 1 box frozen chopped spinach or 4 cups fresh chopped spinach
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 (14 oz ) cans diced tomatoes (or fresh if in season and plentiful)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 rotisserie chicken chopped or 2-3 cups chopped leftover grilled chicken
  • 1/2 cup half and half or skim milk
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 lb penne pasta, cooked al dente
  • Garnish:  Fresh diced tomato, fresh chopped basil, shredded fresh parmesan cheese


In a 6 qt dutch oven, saute the garlic, spinach, and onion in the olive oil.  Add the spices, salt and pepper, tomatoes and chicken stock.  Bring all to a boil.  Add chicken.

Whisk together half and half and flour until no clumps remain.  Stir into boiling pot until combined.

Allow all to simmer about 10 minutes.  Add the pasta and mix well.  Garnish and serve.

This recipe is super yummy fresh, and it is delicious reheated the next day too as leftovers for lunch or dinner as the flavors have had time to truly meld.

Hope you give it a try and enjoy!

Cheers & Hugs,


*Recipe originally found and slightly adapted from http://www.galonamission.com.



45 thoughts on “Tuscan Chicken & Penne Pasta

  1. Oh, this looks so good. I’m craving spinach now. I love spinach. I want spinach. I have spinach in the kitchen. Must go have spinach now. 🙂 I might save some to make Tuscan Chicken and Penne tomorrow. We’ll be gone today so fixing this will have to wait. And FWIW, when I click on the “Print” button, all that happens is that the post reopens in a new tab. Am I doing something wrong?

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    • It REALLY is quite yummmmmy! I was disappointed I didn’t get better photos, but was too interested in getting into eating it – LOL! I don’t know why you are having trouble with the print button – boo! For me – it opens in another tab as a pdf and my PRINTER prompt comes up. Do you think it is something with your printer settings? I wonder if someone else would tell us if they are having trouble with the print button??

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  2. Let me clarify…if I double-click on the “Print” link, nothing happens at all. If I click and say “open in new tab”, the post re-opens. I copied and pasted, so I did get the recipe saved, but I’m still wondering what I’m doing wrong with that pesky “Print” button.


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