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Chicken and Spinach Pasta in Sherry Cream Sauce
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Creamy Sherry Chicken Pasta

Creamy Sherry Chicken Pasta is totally delicious! Pour this nutty, creamy, rich sauce over chicken, pasta and assorted veggies and you've got a dish fit for royalty! The creamiest, most versatile sauce ever!    
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword chicken, dinner idea, easy recipe, pasta

Equipment

  • large skillet
  • saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2-4 chicken breasts or, chicken thigh, boneless, skinless, cut into 1chunks -
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup dry cooking sherry
  • ¼ cup heavy or whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 peppers, green, yellow or red, cored and chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, fresh, sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach or baby kale, fresh
  • 2 tblsp garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tblsp olive oil, more or less as needed
  • 2 cups pasta, any kind, cooked
  • 1 tblsp cornstarch or potato starch
  • 1 tblsp cold water to dissolve cornstarch or potato starch
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded

Instructions

  • Cook your chosen pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  • Wash, trim and cut chicken into chunks.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a skillet, over medium, heat oil until it shimmers or when a drop of water flicked in it dances.
  • Add mushrooms. Cook until tender. Drain and set aside.
  • While mushrooms are cooking get out a medium sized saucepan. Over medium heat combine dry sherry and broth and heat to a boil, reduce heat and simmer.
  • Now back to the skillet. Heat up some more oil if necessary and add garlic and onions.
  • Sauté for between 1 and 2 minutes and then add chicken.
  • Turn heat up to medium-high and lightly brown chicken on both sides.
  • Add the cream to the sherry and broth. Continue simmering.
  • Now back to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and add mushrooms and peppers.
  • If you want a thicker sauce grab a small cup and combine 1 tblsp of cornstarch with 1 tblsp of water. Add and stir it into the sherry and broth mixture while boiling until thick.
  • Add your spinach or kale to the skillet for 1 minute to wilt it right before you add your sauce.
  • Pour sherry cream sauce into chicken and vegetable mixture.
  • Stir for a minute.
  • Add your prepared pasta and toss to combine.
  • Stir until all of the ingredients are coated in sauce.
  • Serve with grated or shredded Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!

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