Chicken-Spinach-Filled Ravioli Recipe from Italy | Delicious Homemade Pasta

Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli

Chicken-Spinach-Filled Ravioli Recipe from Italy | Delicious Homemade Pasta
Region / culture: Italy | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 8 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli
Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli

Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli is a delicious and savory dish that combines tender pasta filled with a flavorful mixture of ground chicken, spinach, and seasonings. This recipe is a perfect choice for a special dinner or a weekend meal that will impress your family and friends.


Ravioli is a traditional Italian dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. The origins of ravioli can be traced back to the Middle Ages in Italy, where it was a popular dish among the nobility. Over the years, ravioli has evolved and adapted to different regions and cultures, resulting in a wide variety of fillings and sauces.




How to prepare


  1. In a large bowl, combine eggs and water.
  2. Add 2 cups of sifted flour and 1.5 tsp of salt; beat well.
  3. Gradually stir in about 1.75 cups of sifted flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
  4. Turn out the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 parts.
  6. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Roll each part of the dough out to a 16 x 12 inches rectangle.
  8. Cut it into 2-inch squares.


  1. Combine chicken, spinach, and melted butter.
  2. Stir in cheese, salt, nutmeg, and pepper.
  3. Place 1 tsp of filling on one 2-inch square of dough.
  4. Moisten the edges of the dough with water and top it with a second square; seal it well with the tines of a fork.
  5. Repeat with the remaining filling and dough.
  6. Set it aside to dry for 1 hour, turning once.
  7. Cook the ravioli in a large kettle of rapidly boiling salted water for 7 to 8 minutes or until tender.
  8. Rinse it in cold water and drain well.
  9. Place it in a bowl and pour spaghetti sauce over it.
  10. Sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese.
  11. Enjoy.


  • Substitute ground turkey or beef for the chicken in the filling.
  • Add chopped mushrooms or sun-dried tomatoes to the filling for extra flavor.
  • Use a different type of cheese, such as mozzarella or ricotta, in the filling.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to seal the edges of the ravioli well to prevent the filling from leaking out during cooking.

- Allow the ravioli to dry for at least 1 hour before cooking to ensure that they hold their shape.

- Cook the ravioli in rapidly boiling salted water for the best results.

- Serve the ravioli with your favorite sauce and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for a delicious finishing touch.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli with a side salad and garlic bread for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Knead the dough until smooth and elastic to ensure a tender pasta.

- Seal the ravioli well to prevent the filling from leaking out during cooking.

- Cook the ravioli in rapidly boiling salted water for the best results.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use whole wheat flour for a healthier option.

- Substitute fresh spinach for the canned spinach in the filling.

- Use vegetable broth instead of water for a richer flavor in the dough.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the ravioli ahead of time and freeze them for later use. Simply place the filled ravioli on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, then transfer to a resealable bag for storage.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli on a platter garnished with fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli with a light and crisp white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover ravioli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the ravioli in a microwave-safe dish and heat until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli contains approximately 35 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli contains approximately 12 grams of fats.


Each serving of Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli contains approximately 15 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.


This recipe contains wheat, eggs, and dairy (Parmesan cheese), which may be allergens for some individuals.


Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli is a balanced dish that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli is a delicious and satisfying dish that is perfect for a special occasion or a cozy night in. With a flavorful filling and tender pasta, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always be cherished. It was a warm summer day, and I had been rummaging through an old box of recipes that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother. As I flipped through the yellowed and stained cards, one in particular caught my eye. It was a recipe for Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli.

I had always loved making homemade pasta, and the idea of stuffing it with a delicious chicken and spinach filling sounded absolutely mouthwatering. I knew I had to give it a try.

The recipe had been written in my grandmother's elegant handwriting, and as I read through it, memories of her flooded back to me. She had been an amazing cook, always creating delicious meals for our family using recipes that had been passed down for generations.

I could almost hear her voice as I read through the instructions. She had learned to make this dish from a dear friend who had immigrated from Italy many years ago. The friend had taught her the traditional method of making ravioli from scratch, and my grandmother had perfected it over the years.

I decided to gather the ingredients and give the recipe a try. I spent the entire afternoon in the kitchen, rolling out the pasta dough, mixing up the filling, and carefully sealing each ravioli by hand. It was a labor of love, but one that I knew would be worth it in the end.

As the ravioli cooked in a pot of boiling water, the aroma that filled my kitchen was absolutely intoxicating. I couldn't wait to taste the finished dish.

When the ravioli were finally ready, I carefully lifted them out of the pot and placed them on a serving platter. The golden pasta was perfectly cooked, and the filling oozed out with each bite. I took a bite and closed my eyes, savoring the flavors that danced on my taste buds.

The combination of tender chicken, earthy spinach, and creamy ricotta cheese was absolutely divine. The homemade pasta was light and delicate, a perfect complement to the rich filling. It was a dish that was comforting and satisfying, a true taste of Italy right in my own kitchen.

I couldn't help but think of my grandmother as I enjoyed each bite. I knew that she was watching over me, proud of the way I had carried on her tradition of cooking and sharing delicious meals with loved ones.

Since that day, Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli has become a staple in my own recipe collection. I have shared it with friends and family, passing down the tradition that was started by my grandmother so many years ago.

Every time I make this dish, I am reminded of the love and care that went into creating it. It is a recipe that will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the strong women who came before me and the culinary traditions that they passed down through the generations.

I am grateful for the chance to continue this tradition, and I know that my grandmother would be proud to see me carrying on her legacy in the kitchen. Cooking has always been a way for me to connect with my past and create memories that will last a lifetime. And with each batch of Chicken-Spinach-filled Ravioli that I make, I am reminded of the power of food to bring people together and nourish both body and soul.


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