Chicken, linguine, and chopped spinach are tossed with a creamy Parmesan sauce and baked in the oven for a casserole that's fit for a special occasion dinner.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
25 mins
bake:
30 mins at 375°
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil 8 x 8 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boiling over high heat.

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  • Combine chicken, 3/4 cup water, wine and garlic in saucepan. Bring to boiling over high heat; reduce heat; gently simmer, covered, 15 minutes.

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  • Remove chicken from broth and set aside to cool. Measure broth, adding water if needed to make a total of 1-3/4 cups. Tear chicken into about 1/2-inch-wide shreds.

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  • Place wet spinach in large nonreactive pot; cover; cook over high heat until wilted, 3 minutes. Drain, lightly pressing out excess water. Coarsely chop; return to pot.

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  • Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute. Stir in reserved 1-3/4 cups broth mixture; cook, stirring, until thickened and smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Add lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan.

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  • Add cheese sauce and shredded chicken to spinach in pot.

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  • Meanwhile, add linguine to boiling water; cook until firm but tender, 9 to 10 minutes. Drain; add to spinach mixture. Turn into prepared casserole.

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  • Combine remaining Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and paprika in small bowl. Sprinkle over top.

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  • Bake in 375°F oven about 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand at least 15 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 6g; cholesterol 56mg; sodium 760mg; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 3g; protein 26g.

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