Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Yield: 4 Servings
The best pasta dish you will ever have today! Give this one a try and I am 100 per cent sure that you and your loved ones are going to love it. Enjoy!
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 ounces sun-dried tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 pound chicken breast tenderloins, sliced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1 c half and a half (or use 1/2 cup heavy cream + 1/2 cup milk)
1 c mozzarella cheese, shredded (does not use fresh Mozzarella, use pre-shredded Mozzarella)
8 ounces penne pasta (for gluten-free, use gluten-free brown rice pasta)
1 tbsp basil
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 c reserved cooked pasta water or more
1/4 tsp salt to taste
Step 1: Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 2: Add in the oil and allow it to become hot.
Step 3: Add in the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic. Saute for 1 minute or until aromatic.
Step 4: Remove the sun-dried tomatoes and leave the oil in the skillet.
Step 5: Add in the sliced chicken and cook for 1 minute over high heat.
Step 6: Remove the skillet from the heat.
Step 7: Cook the pasta referring to the directions provided on the package.
Step 8: Drain the pasta and set aside about 1 cup of the pasta water.
Step 9: Slice the sun-dried tomatoes into much smaller cuts and put them back in the skillet.
Step 10: Add half-and-half and Mozzarella cheese, and then stir until creamy. Allow the mixture to boil.
Step 11: Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes until done. Make sure to stir from time to time.
Step 12: Add in the cooked pasta and stir until well mixed.
Step 13: Add in ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon of basil. Stir until well mixed.
Step 14: Add ½ cup of the reserved pasta water if the sauce becomes too thick.
Step 15: Sprinkle more red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper if necessary.
Step 16: Simmer for a few minutes, and then remove from the heat.
Step 17: Serve and enjoy!
Calories 641 | Fat 24g | Saturated Fat 9g | Cholesterol 117mg | Sodium 700mg | Potassium 1626mg | Carbohydrates 62g | Fiber 5g | Sugar 12g | Protein 43g | Vitamin A 810IU | Vitamin C 13.7mg | Calcium 258mg | Iron 3.9mg