Cheesy Penne and Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Cheesy Penne and Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Cheesy Penne and Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes Recipe by Raymond Selzer
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 3 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast boneless skinless, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 6 tomatoes sun dried , chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsps paprika
  • 1 cup cream 10 %
  • 1/2 cup basil chopped fresh
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup pasta water reserved
  • 1 1/2 tbsps chopped garlic
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsps Parmesan cheese grated (optional)

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta til al dente. Drain and reserve 1/2 a cup of the water.
  • In a large pot saute garlic in oil til fragrant, add chicken and season with salt, pepper and paprika. Cook til no longer pink.
  • Add the tomatoes and continue to cook another 3-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add cream and cheese(s), stir til mozzarella melts completely. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Add drained pasta and 1/2 cup pasta water. Stir til pasta is fully coated. Stir in basil and red pepper flakes and serve.

Notes

the fresh basil makes a huge difference over dried!