–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips
–pesto sauce (bottled)
–seasoned Italian breading (boxed)
–salt and pepper
–spinach (fresh, pre-packaged)
1 – Place 1 cup of pasta in baking dish, uncovered. Add enough water to cover, along with one teaspoon of salt. Cook for 2 and one-half minutes in the microwave on high. Then cook for 8 and one-half minutes on 50 percent power. When finished, cover to preserve warmth.
2 – Place chicken in plastic bag. Add a tiny bit of water and then a generous amount of olive oil. Salt and pepper. Add one-third cup of breading. Shake well. Place in covered baking dish with a little water. Spread pesto on each piece of chicken. Season with olive oil. Set aside.
3 – Place spinach in large covered baking dish. Add one inch of water. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil. Cook on high for 5 minutes.
4 – Chop two slices of tomato. Salt and pepper, and add a tad of olive oil. Stir into the pasta. Re-cover.
5 – Cook chicken for 5 minutes in the microwave on high. When finished, sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.
6 – Serve the chicken on top of the pasta, with the spinach as a side.