This just might be the tastiest pasta dish that I have ever made!
By adding Green Goddess Hummus <== (Click for the easy recipe) our pasta becomes creamy, dreamy and fortified with the power of powdered greens!
The noodles that I used were Banza chick pea noodles. Feel free to also use Cauliflower noodles, butternut squash noodles or zucchini noodles. Or a mixture of 2 of the above! Whichever way you go be sure to pick a noodle that is lower in carbs and calories than traditional noodles in order to light this dish up.
If you wanted to skip the noodles all together you could serve the cream chicken, apple and bacon mixture over cauliflower rice or a baked sweet potato, or even by itself. The flavor is wild! You are definitely going to want to try it!
1 (8oz) box of Banza Spaghetti
3 bacon strips
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
sea salt and black pepper
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 apple, cored and sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup Green Goddess Hummus
1 Lemon, zested and juiced
¼ cup fresh basil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
In a large pot of salted water, cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of the salted pasta water and drain the rest. Set the cooked noodles aside.
In a large skillet, cook the bacon slices over medium-high heat until crispy, about 8 minutes. Blot the bacon with paper towels and chop. Set aside. Remove and reserve half of the bacon grease from the skillet.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook over medium in the bacon grease until golden with no pink remaining. Remove from heat and thinly slice. Set aside.
Return the remained of the bacon grease to the skillet. Add the onion slices and cook until fragrant and soft, for 5-7 minutes. Add the apple matchsticks and cook for 3 minutes, until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Add the fresh spinach and wilt, for 1 minute.
Add the hummus to the skillet along with ½ cup of the reserved pasta water and the lemon juice and zest. Stir until a creamy sauce forms, adding more pasta water as needed.
Transfer the pasta and chicken to the skillet, turn the heat off, and toss everything together. Top with the chopped bacon, fresh basil, crushed red pepper and a generous crack of sea salt. Enjoy!