Aged Balsamic Brown Butter Spaghetti with Chicken, Spinach, and Bell Pepper

 I am a huge fan of brown butter.  Huge.  Oh, and balsamic vinegar.  So, why not combine them in a pasta dish?  Perfectly delicious!  You’ll want to give this one a try!  I hope you’ll stop by my blog to let me know if you liked it!

Aged Balsamic Brown Butter Spaghetti with Chicken, Spinach, and Bell Pepper

Serves 4
1/2 pound dry whole wheat spaghetti
2 chicken breasts, chopped
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lemon
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
4 cups fresh spinach
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 stick unsalted butter
4 tablespoons Aged Balsamic Vinegar
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions.  

Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil (enough to coat the pan). Add chicken and stir occasionally. As the chicken is cooking, add salt and pepper to taste, 1-2 cloves minced garlic, and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Continue to cook until chicken has browned. Once browned, add 1/2 cup white wine to the pan to deglaze. Once the liquid has evaporated, remove chicken to a separate bowl. 

To the same pan, add more olive oil to coat. Add bell pepper and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add fresh spinach and 1-2 cloves minced garlic. Continue stirring until spinach cooks down. Add spinach and bell pepper to the bowl with the chicken.

In a small sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the stick of butter and allow to melt. Watch the butter closely as you want it to turn a nice caramel color and not burn.  

While your butter is melting, add the spinach, bell pepper, and chicken back to the large sauté pan over low heat. Add your cooked pasta over using a pasta strainer to get some of the pasta water in your pan as well. Add sliced toasted almonds to pan.  

Once your butter has browned and has a nutty aroma, pour over the spaghetti mixture. Add 2 tablespoons of aged balsamic vinegar to the pasta. Season with salt and pepper and top with grated Parmesan. Stir to combine and serve. 


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. 

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