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Skillet Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken

Skillet Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken is the perfect meal for any occasion. This simple recipe has so much flavor. It’s a family favorite recipe!

Skillet Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken is the perfect meal for any occasion. This simple pasta recipe has so much flavor. This is also a quick meal, and a quick pasta recipe! It's sure to become a family favorite recipe.

Skillet pastas are my favorite! They are always quick and packed with flavor. Perfect for a weeknight meal or a last minute dinner party. This skillet sun-dried tomato pasta with chicken is no different!  I made this pasta on a whim a few months ago because I had some homegrown and homemade sun-dried tomatoes from my mom I wanted to test out.

After I made it once, I just couldn’t stop! It’s so good, and a delicious twist on a typical cream sauce. Because we all know that I love me some creamy pasta sauces! {Lemon Cream Sauce, Alfredo Sauce} Or just cream in general. It’s a staple in my fridge. #noshame

Anyways, my point is that although this sauce does have cream, the sun-dried tomatoes are totally the star of the show. They add an awesome unique flavor to the sauce that is sure to remind you of summer whenever you make this dish.

If you don’t have awesome homemade sun-dried tomatoes – no sweat! You can purchase them at any grocery store. They can come dried in a sealed bag, or you can purchase them packed in olive oil. Either way is fine!

If you are using sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, give ’em a quick rinse off before tossing them in the pan. Also, feel free to adjust the amount to your preference. I used about 1 cup per pound of pasta, but you could add more or less depending on how much flavor you’d like in there. Remember, dried foods are more potent than fresh so start with the recommended amount and taste test along the way to figure out what you like.

Additionally, I use white wine in this sun-dried tomato pasta to deglaze my pan. If you don’t have any or don’t cook with wine, also fine! Just use a little chicken broth for that step. I use wine because it adds another flavor layer to the pasta that I love, but the pasta will still be delicious if you leave it out.

Truth be told, I make this skillet sun-dried tomato pasta with chicken without chicken just as much as I make it with chicken. If I’m throwing together a quick lunch for myself, I’ll leave the chicken out but if Andy is involved, I most definitely include it. Or I leave the chicken out if all the chicken is frozen in the freezer because I forget to get it out in time to make dinner.

Ahem.

I’m not the only one that does stuff like that, right? Just nod and smile so I feel better about my chronic forgetfulness. {Remember that one time I left an entire roast out overnight and had to throw it away? My heart broke.}

I may or may not be famous for using techniques I learned during my days working in the university laboratory to thaw meat quickly. Don’t worry, it’s still safe. Cross my heart. Just don’t try it at your house.

I think we should move on from this topic.

Skillet Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken

If you don’t have anything on the menu for dinner tonight, whip this skillet sun-dried tomato pasta with chicken! Your family will LOVE it, and so will you! Easy, delicious, and fast. How do you beat a meal like that?

Skillet Sun Dried Tomato Pasta in a cast iron pan.
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Skillet Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken

Skillet Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken is the perfect meal for any occasion. This simple recipe has so much flavor. It's a family favorite recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 532 kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bowtie pasta or whatever kind you like
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless, cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes rough chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine chicken stock can be substituted
  • 1 can chicken broth 14.5 ounce
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh basil minced

Instructions

  1. In a skillet, heat butter and oil until shimmering. Add chicken. Cook until browned and cooked through, remove from pan.
  2. Add garlic and sun dried tomatoes and cook briefly, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Add white wine and scrape bottom of pan while it reduces, this will happen quickly.
  4. Once wine is reduced, add chicken broth. Simmer about 5 minutes, until tomatoes plump up and the broth is reduced by 1/4 and slightly thickened.
  5. Add cream and parmesan cheese, simmer for about 3 minutes until thickened.
  6. Add salt and pepper and basil, taste and adjust seasonings.
  7. Add in pasta chicken, toss to combine.
  8. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 390mg 16%
Potassium 1006mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 14.3%
Calcium 12.3%
Iron 16.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Skillet Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken is the perfect meal for any occasion. This simple recipe has so much flavor. It's a family favorite recipe!

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    Sammi Windley
    December 30, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Sun dried tomato dishes are some of my favorite things to make and eat! I love this recipe

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