Italian Chicken and Pasta Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

Keeping a bag of peppers to stir-fry or saute is a great freezer option. They add a lot of color and flavor to this slow-cooker meal of Chicken with Vegetables. Double Spinach Fettuccine is loaded with goodness: spinach in the pasta and the sauce. The Radicchio and Parmesan salad adds even more colorful vegetables to this dinner.

  • Italian Chicken and Pasta (see recipe below)
  • Sauteed Peppers
  • Double Spinach Fettuccine
  • Radicchio and Parmesan Salad

Italian Chicken and Pasta


Sauteed Peppers

You can slice and saute any sweet pepper in olive oil with garlic. Or buy a bag of stir-fry peppers all ready to go, and prepare according to package directions.

Double Spinach Fettuccine

Puree a 5-ounce package of fresh spinach in a blender with a jar of marinara sauce. Serve over cooked spinach fettuccine.

Radicchio and Parmesan Salad

Toss sliced radicchio with your favorite vinaigrette. Shave Parmesan cheese with a vegetable peeler and sprinkle over the top of the dressed salad.