SUN-DRIED TOMATO PASTA WITH CHICKEN AND MOZZARELLA


This easy Italian-inspired Chicken Mozzarella Pasta features sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, and paprika.  The sun-dried tomato sauce is the star of this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 4 oz sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast tenderloins , sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup half and half (or use 1/2 cup heavy cream + 1/2 cup milk)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese , shredded (do not use fresh Mozzarella, use pre-shredded Mozzarella)
  • 8 oz penne pasta (for gluten free, use gluten free brown rice pasta)
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup reserved cooked pasta water or more
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, sauté garlic and sun-dried tomatoes (drained from oil) in 2 tablespoons of olive oil (reserved from the sun-dried tomatoes jar) for 1 minute on medium heat until the garlic is fragrant. 
  2. Remove the sun-dried tomatoes from the skillet, leaving the olive oil.   
  3. Add sliced chicken (salted and lightly covered in paprika for color) and cook on high heat for 1 minute on each side. Remove from heat.
  4. Cook pasta according to package instructions.    Reserve some cooked pasta water. Drain the pasta.
  5. Slice sun-dried tomatoes into smaller pieces and add them back to the skillet with chicken.  
  6. To make creamy pasta sauce, add half-and-half (see substitution for half-and-half in the Recipe Notes section below) and Mozzarella cheese to the skillet, and bring to a gentle boil. 
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source http://bagikaninfonya.blogspot.com/2019/03/sun-dried-tomato-pasta-with-chicken-and.html

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