Smoked Chicken with Fusilli Pasta

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Smoky and tender Applewood Smoked Chicken keeps this simple dish tasting hearty but feeling light. You’ll want to make this one again and again.

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 10 Min
Total Time: 30 Min
Serves: Serves 4-6


  • 1 Nueske's Smoked Chicken Breast, skin removed and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 8 ounces Fusilli (corkscrew) pasta
  • 1 C packed baby spinach leaves, stems trimmed
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded, cut into 1/2 inch dice (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 or 2 cloves of fresh garlic minced (to taste)
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil leaves, coarsley chopped
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, grated


Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions.

Put olive oil, basil, garlic and spinach leaves (torn in half, if large) in large, shallow pasta dish; toss until mixed.

Drain cooked pasta, retaining ½ cup pasta cooking liquid. Immediately add pasta to olive oil mixture; toss well. Add reserved pasta cooking liquid toss well again.

Add smoked chicken, tomato, vinegar and red pepper flakes; toss until well mixed. Add salt to taste. Serve hot, and top with grated Parmesan cheese.


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