Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken & Pasta is quick and easy enough for a weeknight dinner and delicious and impressive enough for entertaining. By adding onions, plum tomatoes, sundried tomatoes….and a little white wine, of course…. to Progresso’s Creamy Three Cheese Cooking 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!
Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken & Pasta
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 (18 oz.) can Creamy Three Cheese cooking sauce, such as Progresso’s Recipe Starters*
8 ounces bowtie pasta, cooked and drained
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1. In large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat cook chicken until lightly browned; reserve.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Serve over cooked bowtie pasta. Sprinkle with fresh basil.
Yield: 8 cups; 4 servings.
*Can’t find Progresso Recipe Starters? Just substitute a jar or can of another creamy cheese sauce, adding about 1/4 cup pasta cooking water if needed.