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Mamalicious Monday: Easy Salt & Pepper Chicken Penne

Have you tried this Sea Salt & Ground Pepper Chicken from Barber? It is quite tasty! I wanted to share with you another easy dinner recipe using this frozen chicken.

Easy Salt & Pepper Chicken on Penne Pasta (For 6)


Barber Sea Salt & Ground Pepper Chicken Tenders

box of penne pasta

5-6oz of sliced mushrooms

baby spinach

minced garlic

extra virgin olive oil

dried basil

grated Parmesan

lemon juice


1) Bake as many pieces of chicken as needed following instructions on package.

2) Boil pasta per box instructions. (I like to use the mini penne from Barilla because we don't have to cut them up for our toddlers.)

3) Put a generous amount of olive oil into a skillet and heat over medium heat.

4) Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of minced garlic, according to your taste.

5) Add a few tablespoons of basil to create a pesto sauce.

6) Add the sliced mushrooms and stir occasionally. Cook on low-med heat until mushrooms are tender.

7) Throw in chopped baby spinach. (Use more than you think you need because if you leave it on the heat for a minute too long, it will shrink up to almost nothing.)

8) Add the cooked pasta to the mushroom and spinach pesto. Toss until pasta is coated well.

9) Toss the pasta in grated Parmesan cheese.

10) Put some lemon juice on top of the cooked chicken. Serve with the chicken on top of the pasta whole, cut into strips, or cut into small chunks if you have small children.

This is one of my kids' favorite meals! My husband and I enjoy it too and it is so easy to make. I highly recommend trying it if you get a chance.


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