This Creamy Garlic & Bacon Parmesan Chicken with Spinach has it all- with bacon, a creamy sauce and even a serving of vegetables. You can serve the tender chicken in a garlic Parmesan cream sauce with spinach over the carbs of your choice. Even better this recipe doesn't make a big mess, since it all cooks in a single skillet.
Cook and drain the penne according to the package directions. While the penne is cooking, season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6 minutes or until well browned on both sides and done. Remove the chicken from the skillet, cover and keep warm.
Add the bacon to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes or until crisp. Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
Add the spinach and cook until wilted (add the spinach to the skillet handful at a time, waiting until it's wilted before adding more). Cook until nearly all the liquid released from the spinach has evaporated. Add the garlic powder and onion powder.
Add the soup and broth and heat to a boil. Stir in the cheese and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Return the chicken to the skillet and turn to coat with the sauce. Serve the chicken and sauce over the cooked penne and sprinkle with the bacon.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.