Recipe: Chicken, Spinach and Tomato Pasta with Cream Sauce and Steamed Broccoli

Who says a rich cream sauce can’t be healthy as well?

Check out this recipe that’s hearty, homey, and packed with flavor. We’ll show you how to use low-fat ingredients to get to creamy delicousness. Also, did we mention low sodium? Wahoo!


Chicken, Spinach and Tomato Pasta with Cream Sauce and Steamed Broccoli

Original # of Servings: 1

Total Time: 25 minutes

Active Time: 20 minutes


  • salt – 1/8 teaspoon
  • black pepper – 1/4 teaspoon
  • extra virgin olive oil – 2/3 tablespoon
  • chicken breast – 2 ounce
  • parsley – 1 teaspoon
  • baby spinach – 1/2 ounce
  • broccoli – 3 ounce
  • butter – 1 teaspoon
  • rotini – 3 ounce
  • grated parmesan – 1 tablespoon
  • roma tomato – 1/4
  • all purpose flour – 1/2 ounce
  • nonfat milk – 4 tablespoon


  1. Set a pan over medium-high heat. Add half of your oil.
  2. Slice chicken into thin cutlets. Saute for 3 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  3. While chicken is cooking, boil water over medium-high heat. Cook pasta 8-9 minutes, until al dente.
  4. Separately, combine butter and flour in a pan. Let butter melt and whisk well to form a roux.
  5. Immediately add milk to roux and stir consistently until sauce begins to thicken. Add salt, pepper, and parmesan.
  6. Set a pan over medium-high heat. Steam broccoli in boiling water for 2 minutes.
  7. As a final step, add remaining oil to a pan and add spinach. Toss to coat and cook over medium-high heat until wilted, or about 3 minutes.
  8. Dice tomatoes, combine with spinach, and add to drained pasta.
  9. Dice chicken and add to pasta. Toss all ingredients together.
  10. Cover pasta with sauce and top with parsley.

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