Recipes and Cooking Chicken, Spinach, and Pasta Salad 5.0 (1) 1 Review Pasta salad isn't always a creamy concoction. Here's proof you can try at your next picnic! A vibrant mix of spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, chicken and penne is topped with a light balsamic dressing. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 13, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jacob Fox Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 10 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 6 ounce dried multigrain penne pasta Nonstick cooking spray 8 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms ¼ cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 6 ounce package fresh baby spinach or spinach 1 cup seeded and chopped roma tomatoes (3 medium) ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 ounce) Directions Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, mushrooms, onion, and garlic; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. In an extra-large bowl combine cooked pasta and chicken mixture. For vinaigrette, in a small screw-top jar combine oil, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Pour vinaigrette over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat. Add spinach, tomatoes, and cheese; toss gently to combine. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 374 Calories 15g Fat 38g Carbs 22g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 374 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15g 19% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 41mg 14% Sodium 371mg 16% Total Carbohydrate 38g 14% Total Sugars 5g Protein 22g Vitamin C 20.7mg 104% Calcium 148mg 11% Iron 3.2mg 18% Potassium 437mg 9% Folate, total 97mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.