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25 Minute School Night Chicken & Spinach Fettuccine (made with a Jar of Pasta Sauce)

  • Author: Carey Wood
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


25 Minute Chicken and Spinach Fettuccine. Fast & Healthy weeknight meal made using a jar of Pasta Sauce.



  • 1 Bag of Wholewheat / Organic Fettuccine
  • 6 chicken thighs sliced into quarters (you can use shredded chicken or breasts but flavour is best using thighs)
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 Cup Spinach leaves
  • 4 Black Mushrooms
  • 1 Jar Organic Pasta Sauce
  • Olive oil for Cooking
  • Salt and Pepper
  • OPTIONAL: 1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese


  1. Cook Fettuccine according to package instructions.
  2. Heat up a large pan on the stove top.
  3. Add olive oil and chicken pieces. Fry until slightly browned and juices have evaporated. Remove from pan.
  4. Add a little more oil and add diced onions to pan. Cook for around 3 minutes until softened. Add garlic, mushrooms, cooked chicken and cook for another 2 – 3 minutes. Pour in jar of pasta sauce. Reduce heat and cover pan. Simmer for 5 – 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in spinach leaves. These will wilt without further cooking.
  5. OPTIONAL: Grate a little mozzarella cheese over the top and place under oven grill to melt.
  6. Serve over cooked fettuccine with a salad on the side.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Clean Eating