Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken and Pasta is an easy recipe for a hearty weeknight dinner. Pasta and chicken combine with a store bought creamy cheese pasta sauce that is enhanced by the addition of fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes and white wine. The finishing touch of fresh basil transforms this chicken and pasta into a gourmet recipe!
Creamy Chicken Pasta Recipe
Our creamy chicken pasta recipe is quick and easy enough for a weeknight dinner and delicious and impressive enough for entertaining.
I typically don’t use a jarred sauce often but sometimes you just don’t have the time to make a creamy cheesy sauce from scratch. Having raised four sons, trust me, I understand busy family schedules.
So today I say, use that jarred sauce. This recipe will make that sauce taste amazing. By adding onions, plum tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, and a little white wine of course, to a creamy pasta sauce you’ll create a dinner worthy of praise!
Top it off with fresh basil and you’ll swear you’re dining out at a restaurant!
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Make this recipe with your favorite pasta shape
- Substitute chicken broth for the white wine
- Use whatever tomatoes you have on hand in place of the plum tomatoes
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- olive oil
- chicken breasts
- plum tomatoes
- sundried tomatoes
- dried basil
- kosher salt
- white wine
- your favorite creamy cheese sauce
- bowtie pasta
- fresh basil
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Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken & Pasta is an easy recipe for a hearty weeknight dinner. Pasta and chicken combine with a store bought creamy cheese pasta sauce that is enhanced by the addition of fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes and white wine. The finishing touch of fresh basil transforms Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken & Pasta into a gourmet recipe!
- 1 Tb. olive oil
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in strips
- 2 plum tomatoes, chopped, about 1 1/2 cups
- 1 small onion, chopped, 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 jar your favorite store bought creamy cheese sauce
- 8 ounces bowtie pasta, cooked and drained, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
In large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat cook chicken until lightly browned; reserve.
In same skillet cook plum tomatoes, onion, sundried tomatoes, dried basil, salt and pepper until mixture is tender, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine; cook 1 minute.
Add cheese sauce and reserved chicken, stirring until combined. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until chicken is cooked through and mixture is hot , 5-7 minutes. Add reserved 1/4 cup pasta water, if desired.
Toss sauce with cooked pasta until evenly coated. Top with fresh basil.
Yield: 8 cups; 4 servings.