Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chicken Spinchetta

Yes, I seriously made up the name by myself.  Don't you love it?  Okay, don't laugh.  However, after I tell you how to make it, you'll be giggling all the way to the kitchen.  I created this recipe out of desperation the other night.  I had to leave the house and start dinner at the same time (I wasn't going to be back for about 2 hours).  So, instead of creating a duplicator (like Calvin) I invented this dish on the spot.  I'm a genius.  I hope you like it as much as my family did.

1/2 a bag of frozen spinach
1 jar of Trader Joe's Bruchetta
~1 lb of frozen boneless chicken breasts
1 box of farfalle noodles
garlic olive oil (optional)

Set oven to 325 degrees

In a 2 quart lidded casserole dish layer the spinach, chicken breasts, and jar of bruchetta.  Put the lid on the dish and slide into the oven.  It doesn't have to be preheated.  This will cook for about one and a half hours.  HOWEVER, if your chicken breasts are dethawed it will take 30-45 min.  IF you decide to use dethawed chicken I suggest adding about 1/4 cup of water to the casserole dish before putting it in the oven.  When there's about 20 min left on the timer set your water to boil, cook your farfalle noodles as directed and after they've drained drizzle garlic olive oil over them.  Remove your casserole dish from the oven when the timer goes off, check that your chicken has reached the almost done point.  Shred the chicken (which will be tender and moist) and serve over your noodles.  Serve with a side of fresh baked bread!


  1. AND, this is something you could also throw in a crock pot, easily.

  2. There should be a picture so we know if it looks like dog barf.