Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Penne Pasta with Chicken

Penne Pasta with Chicken
½ to 1 sliced bacon
½ c. sliced almonds, toasted
4 c. uncooked penne pasta
2-6 cloves garlic
1 lb fresh spinach
½ c. chopped fresh basil
1 ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
5 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 c. grated monterey jack cheese
3 cooked chicken breasts, cubed

Fry bacon until crisp, then crumble & set aside.
Cook the pasta.
Add garlic, spinach, & basil to bacon fat, cook until tender.
In a separate bowl, mix the mustard & vinegar.
Put the pasta in a large serving bowl, add the cheese and toss until it melts. Add spinach mixture, bacon, & chicken. Pour on the vinegar & mustard, toss & top with almonds.

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