Chicken Alfredo with Bacon and Spinach

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This Chicken Alfredo with Bacon and Spinach starts with a jar of alfredo sauce, so it is a quick and easy meal for those hectic weeknights!

Easy Chicken Alfredo with Bacon and Spinach - a quick and easy dinner recipe. My whole family loves this pasta dish.

Do you ever have days that you wake up totally organized, totally motivated, and ready to tackle all of the projects on your list. . . . Only to have life interfere with your amazing plans? Today was one of those days for me. Miracle of miracles, I actually sat down yesterday and planned out how my whole day was going to go. It’s been weeks since I’ve done that. I was so excited for all I was going to accomplish.

But alas, my husband came home from early morning basketball limping from an ankle injury. His right ankle. The one he drives with. He insisted he could drive himself to the doctor, but I didn’t think that was a good plan. So I spent this morning sitting in the waiting room and reading a book. The good news- no broken ankle, just a really bad sprain. The bad news- – half the day is already over, and I kinda lost my mojo. Ah life. It sure has a way of messing up my plans. 😉

Dinner can be ready in minutes with this simple pasta dish. Everyone will love this Chicken Bacon Alfredo!

So here I am, a little later than I planned. I tried this Chicken Alfredo recipe last week when I needed to throw together a fast dinner. And use up the bacon in my fridge. The male members of my family are not particularly fond of cooked spinach. Like at all. I was afraid they wouldn’t like this, but I hoped the bacon would win them over.

This tasty Chicken Alfredo can be whipped up in minutes. An easy and delicious pasta recipe for busy nights!

And you know what? It totally did. Every one of them ate it and loved it. Hooray! We had a little bit of leftovers, and it was just as good the next day. This chicken alfredo with bacon is one of my new favorite summer recipes, because it doesn’t require heating up the oven. Perfect!

 
 

Need a quick and easy dinner recipe? This Chicken Alfredo with bacon and spinach whips up in a few minutes, and is full of flavor!

Chicken Alfredo with Bacon and Spinach

Yield: 6 servings

Chicken Alfredo with Bacon and Spinach

Chicken Alfredo with Bacon and Spinach
This Chicken Alfredo with Bacon and Spinach starts with a jar of alfredo sauce, so it is a quick and easy meal for those hectic weeknights!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16-24 oz pasta
  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 1/4 pounds chicken breasts, diced (I used two chicken breasts)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 (16 oz) jar Alfredo sauce
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water. Place the chopped spinach in the bottom of your colander. As you drain your pasta, the hot water will cook the spinach. Scoop the pasta back into the pan and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, cook the bacon in a large skillet till crispy. Remove from pan and place on paper towels.
  3. Remove all but 1 Tbsp of the bacon grease from the skillet. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and cook in the bacon grease till done.
  4. Add Alfredo sauce, spinach, and Italian seasoning. Heat through.
  5. Serve over hot pasta. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes

-My boys like a lot of pasta with their sauce, so I need the 24 ounces of pasta. Your family might be different.

Love pasta? Here are a few more yummy recipes to try:

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
Chicken Ranch Pasta with Bacon
Easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce
Lemon Chicken and Pasta with Bacon

 


Comments

  1. YUM. this looks delicious. definitely putting it in my “to cook ASAP” folder! thanks so much for sharing.

  2. I just came from over from oopsey daisey blog. I am now a new follower. Nothing melts my heart like a good Alfredo sauce. Like what I see so far.

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