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Chicken Mozzarella Spring Pasta

Indulge in the flavors of spring with this delectable Chicken Mozzarella Spring Pasta recipe. Thinly sliced chicken breasts rubbed with paprika, garlic salt and basil, are baked to perfection and paired with crispy bacon, spaghetti noodles, and a mix of fresh spring vegetables like asparagus, mushrooms, onions, and peas. A creamy and luscious sauce made with pasta sauce, red pepper flakes, half and half, and mozzarella cheese is stirred into the mix, along with lightly chopped fresh spinach. Sprinkled with green onions, this dish is a feast for the eyes and taste buds alike. Follow this simple recipe for a scrumptious meal that will leave your family asking for seconds!

Mozzarella Chicken Spring Pasta

This post was sponsored by Randall’s and Albertsons through Kitchen PLAY.  All thoughts, views, and opinions expressed are my own.

Creamy tomato and mozzarella spaghetti with sliced chicken and bacon.  Spring vegetables like asparagus, peas, onions and mushrooms add exceptional flavor to this dish.

There is something about pasta that is naturally satisfying, enriching and comforting.  Perhaps it’s because pasta is the perfect dish for versatility.  Spring weather makes for a delicious creamy vegetable pasta dish that’s served up as the best comfort food this season.

Mozzarella Chicken Spring Pasta 1

When it comes to pasta, our favorite recipes always make it to the dinner table.  These are the recipes that we make over and over again because our family loves them. They are the first recipes that we use each time the holidays come around.  They are the recipes we cook for our family dinners over and over again.  They are tried and true recipes that our family wants more of and this recipe is no exception.  It will quickly become that requested dish!

Over time, these recipes sort of become a staple in our home. If there is one thing our family loves, it’s pasta with fresh vegetables.  In our home, this is the meal that makes it to the table countless times a year.

Spring Pasta Ingredients

It’s been a busy past few weeks in New Orleans.  With plenty of spring festivals and friends visiting, it’s been challenging to get everyone together for Sunday dinner.  However, this past weekend started with a trip to Albertsons on our way to a popular festival in Lafayette.  Every couple weeks we drive out to the city to visit with family and stock up on our favorite Signature line grocery items.  What I love about shopping at Albertsons is that it’s a one stop and shop type of place.  They have over 4,000 Signature line items that I love to use in the kitchen.  Everything from fresh produce to trusted home staples like pasta, condiments and fried chicken.

My boyfriend’s aunt travels 2 hours away to the nearest Albertsons’ store just to stock up on bacon once a month!  I have to agree with her, this is the best bacon around!  If you’ve been a long time follower of my blog, then you know I love to add bacon to just about everything!

Chicken Mozzarella Spring Pasta

The inspiration for this recipe came from a collection of my favorite pasta dishes.  Also, I can’t pass up fresh spring vegetables that are in season right now.  This time of year I love to cook with asparagus, peas, onions, and mushrooms.  These vegetables meld together perfectly with the creamy pasta sauce.  The tender crunch of asparagus and savory mushrooms, onions, and bacon tossed together in the spaghetti make this dish to die for!

The best part of this recipe is that it requires very little prep and then pretty much everything can cook at the same time.

Spring Pasta Bacon

Some of my favorite pantry staples from the Signature brand include a variety of Signature brands products.  This includes Signature SELECT™, Signature Kitchens®™, Signature Farms®™, Signature Cafe®, Signature Home™, and Signature Care™.

Signature products are exclusive to and carried at all 18 banners of Albertsons Companies, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United Supermarkets and Carrs/Safeway to name just a few.  Many of these banner stores are regional so be sure to check which store location is in your area of the country.

Mozzarella Chicken Pasta

What are some of your favorite spring ingredients to include in pasta?

Chicken Mozzarella Spring Pasta

Chicken Mozzarella Spring Pasta

Creamy tomato and mozzarella spaghetti with sliced chicken and bacon. Spring vegetables like asparagus, peas, onions and mushrooms add exceptional flavor to this dish.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 1144 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1.5 pounds thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 pound Signature Farms Bacon
  • 1 pound Signature Kitchens® Spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 1 bunch asparagus remove bottom 2/5th and discard
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup peas
  • 24 ounces Pasta Sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cups half and half
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 cups fresh spinach lightly chopped
  • 5 stalks green onions chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Rub chicken breasts with paprika, garlic salt and basil. Lightly coat baking dish with olive oil then place chicken breasts seasoned side up in it and bake on bottom oven rack. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Next, prepare rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, evenly spread bacon on sheet. Bake on top rack (at the same time as chicken) in oven for about 20 minutes, or until crispy. Once bacon is done, remove from oven and allow to drain on paper towel. Chop bacon.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta noodles according to package directions.
  • In a large pot set over medium heat, combine olive oil and diced onions. Cook for 3 minutes then add asparagus, mushrooms and minced garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in peas. Remove mixture to dish.
  • Using the same pot set over medium heat, combine pasta sauce, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Heat for 5 minutes. Stir in half & half and shredded mozzarella cheese. Stir in chopped spinach.
  • Slice chicken. Stir pasta sauce, noodles and veggies together. Sprinkle with green onions and serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 1144kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 65gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 1961mgPotassium: 1841mgFiber: 9gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 3485IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 299mgIron: 7mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate and it's accuracy is not guaranteed to be exact.

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17 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    OMG, this looks so delicious and what a great combination of veggie, chicken and bacon with pasta. I can totally see myself having this on our porch with a chilled glass of wine 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Oh you have some of my favorite ingredient in this dish!! Yum.. Spring, pasta, Mozarella, chicken…. now that’s a good start for me.. Those spices and flavors.. I just know this is going to be good. Can’t wait to try.

  3. 5 stars
    I love all the spring seasonal vegetables in this dish! In fact, everything sounds so so delicious! The bacon, chicken, and creamy sauce… yum! I wish I had a bowl of this pasta right now!

  4. 5 stars
    I’m in love with all the goodies in this dish! Talk about fitting in all the best things into a recipe! I love the colors, the flavors, the veggies, the everything … ok, I said that already… saving to make later… meanwhile, back to drooling.

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