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Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken & Pasta combines pasta, chicken, tomatoes, a cheesy pasta sauce and fresh basil for an easy weeknight dinner recipe. A store bought creamy pasta sauce turns Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken & Pasta into a time saving recipe that will be a family favorite! #pasta #creamsauce #tomatoes #sundriedtomatoes #plumtomatoes #chicken #easyrecipe #weeknightdinner #entertaining #familyfavorite #swirlsofflavor
Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken & Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

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!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Gwynn Galvin
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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. Add reserved 1/4 cup pasta water, if desired.

  4. Toss sauce with cooked pasta until evenly coated. Top with fresh basil.

Recipe Notes

Yield: 8 cups; 4 servings.