Creamy Chicken and Tomato Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Tomato Pasta

This Creamy Chicken and Tomato Pasta recipe is a super easy and delicious weeknight meal for busy families and can be made is less than 30 minutes.
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Course: Entree
Keyword: Creamy Chicken and Tomato Pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 657kcal
Author: Mariam E.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb rotini pasta cooked al dente
  • 1 lb chicken tenders thinly sliced (can use breasts)
  • 2 cups of diced cherry tomatoes (can use one can of diced tomatoes)
  • 1 small-medium onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh crack black pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tbsps. fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup pasta water
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil

Instructions

  • Start cooking the pasta al dente according to package instructions. Save 1 cup of pasta water.
  • Prepare ingredients: Dice the onions and cherry tomatoes, slice the chicken, mince the garlic and chop the basil.
  • In a skillet, heat up one tablespoon of olive oil and cooked the slices of chicken until they are almost fully cooked and obtain a nice crispy gold color on each side.Typically takes 3-5 minutes because they are thin.  Remove and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add one more tablespoon of olive oil and cook the diced onions until they are translucent.
  • Add in the diced tomatoes and garlic. Stir to cook for a minute of 1 minutes then add in the salt, black pepper, paprika, heavy cream, milk and pasta water.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes then add in the cooked chicken. Stir and let everything cook together for 2 more minutes.
  • At this point, add in the grated parmesan cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese and fresh chopped basil.
  • Stir and cook on low for 2 minutes then add in the cooked pasta. Mix everything very well together so the pasta gets coated with the sauce.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes and then remove from heat. You can grate some fresh parmesan cheese on top for garnishing or toss some chopped or whole basil leaves on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 65.1g | Protein: 33.2g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11.3g | Sodium: 1394.3mg | Sugar: 8.7g
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