Chicken Cavatappi with Spinach

This Chicken Cavatappi recipe is made using Gary’s QuickSteak Chicken Breast!

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Tuscan Chicken with Cavatappi

Chicken with Cavatappi Noodles and Spinach

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  • 1 12 oz. Package Gary’s QuickSteak Chicken
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Canola or Avocado Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Onion – medium (white or yellow, diced)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (finely diced)
  • 1/3 C White Wine (may substitute Chicken broth)
  • 1 jar 9 oz. Sun Dried Tomatoes (cut in strips, drained)
  • 1/4 C Flour
  • 2 C Chicken Broth
  • 3 C Milk – full fat (divided)
  • 2 tsp Herbs de Provence
  • 8 oz Cavatappi Noodles
  • 5 oz Baby Spinach leaves
  • 1 C Parmesan Cheese (fresh grated)
  • 6 oz Velveeta Cheese (cubed)
  • 1/2 C Gruyere Cheese (shredded)
  • Fresh Parsley (chopped)


  • Drain oil from sun dried tomatoes and set aside tomatoes in a small bowl, discard all but two Tbsp. oil.
  • In a large skillet prepare Gary’s QuickSteak Chicken according to package directions, when meat is completely cooked add smoked paprika and stir.
  • Remove chicken from pan and place on warm plate, cover to keep warm, set aside.
  • In same skillet heat the butter and 1 Tbsp oil until the butter is melted.
  • Add the onion and garlic saute until the onion becomes transparent, add white wine/broth if used, and simmer 5 minutes, or until reduced down.
  • Add the sun-dried tomatoes, 2 tbsp reserved oil into skillet, cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add flour and stir to combine with onion and tomatoes, slowly stir in chicken broth, then add 2-1/2 cups milk, herbs de province, salt, pepper to taste.
  • Bring to slow simmer, add dry cavatappi noodles, mix in and bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and stir occasionally as sauce thickens and noodles cook. (10-12 minutes)
  • When noodles are al dente, tender but still firm, add spinach and stir through until wilted.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in all of cheeses, add remaining ½ cup milk, stir and then add chicken, with any juices on the plate.
  • Mix gently until warmed through and combined.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley.


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