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December 19, 2014

Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta

Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta ~ Perfect busy weeknight Chicken Pasta dinner ~ creamy and full of flavor ~ quick and easy to make too !

Today I have yet again, another delicious chicken recipe for you. Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta is one of our favorite pasta dishes, which just so happens to team up best with Chicken in this recipe combination.

It is topped with a gooey Mozzarella, with creamy Cottage Cheese spread just under that. Dig in deeper ... oh yes, more creaminess with the Pasta, Chicken and Mushrooms smothered in a Sundried Tomato, Black Pepper Sauce.

Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta ~ Perfect busy weeknight Chicken Pasta dinner ~ creamy and full of flavor ~ quick and easy to make too !

I could eat this dish two, three times a week, and never get tired of it. My family is the same, they just love this creamy Chicken dish {and I think the double layer of two kinds of cheeses helps a lot too!}

Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta ~ Perfect busy weeknight Chicken Pasta dinner ~ creamy and full of flavor ~ quick and easy to make too !


After cooking the Chicken, you can cut the Fillets into cubes or into strips. I sort of like to alternate between cubes and strips, depending on the type of pasta used.

For me, cubed Chicken goes better with longer types of pasta whereas strips are better with shell kind of pastas - up to you which to use and whether the Chicken is cubed or cut into strips, makes no difference to the taste.

Leftovers from this creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken pasta are delicious for lunch the following day and it does not matter whether you heat it up again, or enjoy the Chicken cold. I suppose during Summer we all crave cooler lunches, but in Winter, we want it to be warm and comforting.

Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta

4 - 6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

500g Chicken Fillets
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

250g Pasta of your choice

2 TB Butter
2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
8 Sundried Tomatoes, drained and chopped
250g Mushrooms, sliced
1 cup Creamy Pepper Sauce {store-bought is fine}
1/2 cup Fresh Cream  {double cream/whipping cream}
250g Cottage Cheese, plain, smooth
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated

Fresh Basil Leaves, torn, to garnish {optional}
1 Extra Sundried Tomato, drained, chopped, to garnish {optional}

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Season the Chicken to taste - grill until done - keep aside to cool 5 minutes - cut into cubes.
2.) Cook the Pasta as per the instructions on the pack.
3.) In a large pan, melt the Butter - saute the Garlic and Tomatoes 2 minutes - add the Mushrooms and stir-fry until golden.
4.) Add the Pepper Sauce and Fresh Cream to the Mushroom mixture - heat through and remove from heat.
5.) Combine the cubed Chicken, cooked Pasta and the Mushroom mixture - spoon into a large oven proof serving dish - spread over the Cottage Cheese and sprinkle with the Mozzarella Cheese.
6.) Place under the oven's grill element until the Cheese has melted and starts to bubble.

Remove from the oven - garnish with Basil and Sundried Tomato if using.

Serve with a crunchy salad or two and a dinner roll.

Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta ~ Perfect busy weeknight Chicken Pasta dinner ~ creamy and full of flavor ~ quick and easy to make too !


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7 comments:

  1. Yum! We love sun-dried tomatoes in this family... I could eat them right out of the jar! I add them to lots of recipes. And they are so festive for this time of year, right?

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  2. This sounds and looks delicious. Will add this to things I want to make! I think everyone in the house would really like it

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  3. What a yummylicious recipe!!! Myself and hubby love pasta and this will be added to my list of pasta dishes to cook!!

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  4. Wow! This looks decadent. I'm definitely trying this recipe this week!

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  5. Yum! I love sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms! Drool!

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  6. Super yummy looking. Doesn't compare to the bowl of soup I am eating right now. :(

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