SUN DRIED TOMATO PASTA WITH CHICKEN AND CREAMY MOZZARELLA SAUCE

Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with sun-Dried Tomatoes – Italian-inspired dinner with the best homemade creamy pasta sauce!  The sun-dried tomato pasta sauce is made from scratch the usage of basil, pink pepper flakes, garlic, paprika, cream, and shredded Mozzarella cheese.

SUN DRIED TOMATO PASTA WITH CHICKEN AND CREAMY MOZZARELLA SAUCE

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SUN DRIED TOMATO PASTA WITH CHICKEN AND CREAMY MOZZARELLA SAUCE

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 big skillet, sauté garlic and solar-dried tomatoes (tired from oil) in 2 tablespoons of olive oil (reserved from the solar-dried tomatoes jar) for 1 minute on medium heat till the garlic is fragrant. 
  2. Get rid of the solar-dried tomatoes from the skillet, leaving the olive oil.   
  3. Add sliced bird (salted and lightly protected in paprika for color) and cook on high warmness for 1 minute on every aspect. remove from warmness.
  4. Cook pasta in keeping with package deal instructions.    Reserve a few cooked pasta water. Drain the pasta.
  5. Slice sun-dried tomatoes into smaller portions and upload them returned to the skillet with hen.  
  6. To make creamy pasta sauce, add half-and-half (see substitution for half of-and-1/2 within the Recipe Notes segment under) and Mozzarella cheese to the skillet, and convey to a gentle boil. 
  7. At once lessen to simmer and cook dinner, constantly stirring, till all cheese melts and creamy sauce bureaucracy. 
  8. Add cooked and tired pasta to the skillet with the cream sauce, and stir to mix. 
  9. Upload 1 tablespoon of basil, and at the least 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  10. If the creamy sauce is simply too thick: upload about half of cup of reserved cooked pasta water to the skillet to thin it out.   Do now not upload all of pasta water right away - you may need less or more of it.  
  11. Season the hen pasta with salt and more crimson pepper flakes, to flavor, if wished. let it simmer for a few minutes for flavors to mix.
  12. Be aware: make certain to salt the dish just sufficient to convey out of the flavors of basil and solar-dried tomatoes.

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