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Oven Chicken and Linguine

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“This is delicious, easy to prepare, and great for company. Put it into the oven before your guests arrive and have the water and spinach ready to go. It comes together quick and easy. I have always used the skin on thighs and tossed the linguine with all pan juices. For a lower fat version; you could substitute skinless chicken thighs and/or remove a some of the pan drippings before adding the spinach and pasta (keep in mind that is where all the flavor is and is the sauce for the pasta). Spaghetti or whole-wheat pasta may also be substituted.”
READY IN:
1hr 25mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a 13”x 9”x 3” baking pan in preheated 400 F oven; then remove pan from oven.
  2. Stir onion, garlic, basil and red pepper flakes into the melted butter.
  3. Place chicken, skin side down, in butter mixture; then turn over.
  4. Bake uncovered, until meat next to bone is no longer pink when slashed with knife (about 45 minutes).
  5. Place thawed spinach in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out liquid, set aside.
  6. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, cook linguine about 10 – 13 minutes. (do this about 10 minutes before chicken is done).
  7. When chicken is done, remove thighs from pan and keep warm.
  8. Add spinach to the pan and stir to scrape browned bits free.
  9. Then add pasta and Parmesan cheese; toss together until all is incorporated.
  10. Put pasta into a large bowl, top with chicken thighs and serve.

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