extremely quick and easy; pasta with chicken, spinach and feta cheese

Lately nearly every supermarket had baby spinach on good offer … so I have used in nearly everything I been cooking. The same with Feta cheese, that I have start using with pasta instead of Parmesan cheese. It goes fantastically with pasta.

In this recipe am I mixing in the crumbled Feta cheese with the warm pasta and chicken, so it melts and becomes a creamy sauce. 

In all honesty do I buy the cheap version of Feta Cheese, that they call Salad Cheese over here. Only half the price and works excellent in salads and with pasta. 

This is a very easy dish and so quick to make, so it goes under my QuickFix dishes. 

Also for this recipe did I have everything at home, which I like. I’m not that keen on grocery shopping. I visit the supermarket twice a month and do the fill up with fresh products at the little convenient store across the road. 

Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Spinach and Feta Cheese, serves 4 pers.

500 g (1 pound) pasta, of personal liking
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 red onion, finely sliced
450 g ( 1 pound) chicken fillet
30 ml (2 tsp) olive oil
15 ml (1tsp) salt
grounded black pepper
200 g (1 cup) Feta cheese, crumbled
1 bag fresh baby spinach (70 g)

1. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package. I used tagliatelle.
2. Finely chop the garlic and cut the red onion into thin slices. Cut chicken fillet into little finger-sized strips.
3. Fry chicken, onion, and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Be aware that the garlic doesn’t get burned
4. Wash and pick the stems of the spinach.
5. Mix in the pasta with chicken and fresh spinach leaves, let them be wilted before you stir in the crumbled Feta Cheese. Let the cheese melt a little so the dish gets creamy.

It became very tasty …. and was done in less than 15 min from start. I really have become a great fan of using Feta cheese with pasta. Best thing is that no cream needed.

I always save a little amount of the pasta water if I want to make my sauces a little thinner or just make the pasta a little bit creamy. For next time I think I will be adding some diced bacon to the dish.

“It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken”
Frank Perdue

P.S – I can’t say I got my head around the new editor, I still use the classic … and I’m trying hard to get that working fluent, but this post only took me half the time compare with last time I posted. Don’t understand why they had to change some that was so easy into something so complicated. Thanks WP for keeping the classic going, but it’s very tricky to find it. This with the editors is the reason why I don’t post more often. Don’t like complicated things. This new editor is like a climb. 

19 thoughts on “extremely quick and easy; pasta with chicken, spinach and feta cheese

  1. Hello girlfriend ! So good to find a post from you in the morning mail AND with a recipe !! Hope that ,means hewer health problems back home . . . shall write soonest . . . Yes, I love tagliatelle also . . . often make it with baby spinach and feta which is not expensive here and is made and sold by many firms because of being both tasty and healthy !! Methinks I am slightly heavier on the garlic 🙂 ! Adding chicken is a great idea for a quick one-dish meal . . . especially if one lives alone. . . . enjoy the spring days . . .

    • Eha, love your comments – always some everyday thoughts around the post. A couple of years ago I was eating chicken nearly every day, was afraid to get feathers on my legs. *smile. Chicken is such a great product to work with and it’s quick to throw a meal together … cold och warm. I love all kinds of onions, every morning I have red onion rings on my breakfast sandwich. I love garlic too. So for me personally I use two … for my lonely diner meals. Onion is good for us. It’s proven that people that live around the Mediterranian – have a lot fewer blood clots and strokes than us living up living higher up. It’s the onion that thinner our blood. I just love spinach, as a kid I hated it, but I had never eaten it.???? Then I ended up in hospital for an operation and those days we were not allowed to eat during the first 24 years. And that day the other kids had spinach … and after that, I have eaten spinach and I love it. Vegetables and fruit are very expensive here in Sweden … and can understand that families with kids are struggling. Vegetables and fruit are my biggest grocery expenses. But a can’t be without either of them – have a good day. .

  2. Sounds good. I make almost the same thing on a regular basis except I use a bit of oil and top with Parmesan and or Romano; but I like the idea of the creamy, so will give this a try. Thanks for posting.

    • Thanks for the visit … I started using Feta Cheese with my pasta dishes .. must be a year back. Love the creaminess it gives when melting and it gives a very fresh touch to the heavy pasta. I hope you will like it too. Please, let me know … Sandy.

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