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Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta Recipe

Creamy garlic Parmesan Alfredo sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and chicken are tossed with cooked pasta to make this flavorful yet easy dish.

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Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Alfredo pasta, chicken pasta, sun-dried tomato chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 527 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sun-dried tomato oil
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cups half and half or whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese divided
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • 2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
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Instructions

  1. Start by heating up a mix of olive oil and sun-dried tomato oil (straight from the jar) in a skillet.
  2. Add chicken, season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and cook until done. Remove onto a plate.
  3. Add more oil to the pan, add garlic and chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes, until fragrant.
  4. In a mixing bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together cornstarch and half and half (or milk. Add sauce mixture and Parmesan cheese. Simmer to thicken.
  5. Add back the cooked chicken an stir in. Add cooked and drained pasta and stir everything together. Garnish pasta with more Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
  6. Serve with garlic bread or toasted baguette.

Recipe Notes

I highly recommend using half and half in this sauce recipe. It's lighter than cream but still makes a rich and flavorful sauce. You can also use whole milk. If you don't have any on hand, you can use store-bought Alfredo sauce. 

Nutrition Facts
Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 527 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 198mg66%
Sodium 824mg36%
Potassium 1262mg36%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 57g114%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 305mg31%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.