Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe

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 using basil, red pepper flakes, garlic, paprika, cream, and shredded Mozzarella cheese.

Servings: 4 servings

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. READ MORE

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