No need to pull a rabbit out of your hat when you can pull Magic Pasta out of your kitchen in less than 45 minutes! Tender fettuccine sets the stage for an audience-enchanting performance of pan-seared shredded chicken (abra!), crispy succulent bacon (kadabra!), and delightfully tangy artichokes (alakazam!)! With a cloak of creamy sauce and a sprinkling of spellbinding cheese—few ingredients are more magical than cheese—Magic Pasta is ready to put on a show for your tastebuds that they’ll never forget! Presto! Dinner is served!

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Ingredients

  • 1 (6-ounce) chicken breast
  • sea salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 6 ounces fettuccine
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup canned artichoke hearts, sliced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated

Directions

Step 1 –Season the chicken breast with the salt and the pepper.

Step 2 –In a small skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat.

Step 3 –Add the chicken to the hot oil and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4 –Turn the chicken over, reduce the heat to low, and cover the pan to cook until the chicken reaches 160 degrees F internally, about 8 minutes.

Step 5 –Remove the pan from the heat and leave it covered for 10 minutes. The chicken should come up to a safe eating temperature of 165 degrees F internally.

Step 6 –Once the chicken is rested, remove it from the pan and shred it.

Step 7 –Cook the fettuccine in a large pot to al dente according to the package directions.

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Step 8 –Once the pasta is cooked to al dente, remove the pasta from the heat and drain.

Step 9 –In a large frying pan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.

Step 10 –Add the onion to the hot oil and cook until it begins to soften and brown, about 5 minutes.

Step 11 –Add in the garlic and the artichokes, and cook until the artichokes have warmed through, about 1 minute.

Step 12 –Add the pasta, the shredded chicken, the spinach, the heavy cream, and the chopped bacon to the pan and stir to combine.

Step 13 –Remove the pan from the heat.

Step 14 –Stir in the cheese and season the pasta to taste with the salt and the pepper.

Step 15 –Serve!