Creamy Chicken Pasta in Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
Easy, delicious recipe in under 30 minutes!
- 1 ½ lb. chicken thighs skinless and boneless
- Salt and black pepper
- 2 tablespoon olive oil (divided)
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- ½ cup sun dried tomatoes chopped
- 1 cup basil leaves
- ½ cup white wine
- 1 cup chicken broth/stock sodium free
- 1 cup cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- ½ cup parmesan grated
- 10 oz pasta (linguine)
Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels.
Preheat a large skillet on medium high heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, once hot, add the chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides, 3-4 minutes per side. About 6-8 minutes total. Remove onto a plate.
While chicken is cooking, heat up water in a large saucepan, add salt (to your liking) and cook pasta according to your package instructions in salty water. I like pasta that is neither too hard nor too soft, so I always cook it Al Dente. Drain, but do not rinse.
Add 2nd tablespoon of olive oil to the empty pan (chicken removed). Add garlic chopped sun dried tomatoes. add basil leaves and cook until wilted. Now let's add white wine to the pan (chicken should be removed) and simmer for 2 minutes to let the alcohol evaporate.
Next pour in chicken stock, heavy cream. Add all the seasonings: salt, Italian Seasoning, onion and garlic powders. Bring the mixture to a low simmering point and then slowly add Parmesan cheese. Use a whisk or a wooden spoon and mix it in until you have a smooth mixture.
Once the sauce is smooth,
To assemble the dish, add cooked pasta to the skillet with the sauce and stir to combine on low heat for 2-4 minutes. Taste and add salt, if needed. Return chicken to skillet on top of the pasta and allow it to warm up for an additional 5 minutes. You can also slice the chicken into strips.
SERVE chicken either on top or next to pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Calories: 994kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 256mg | Sodium: 929mg | Potassium: 1137mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1540IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 4.1mg