Chicken Fettuccini in Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

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Chicken Fettuccini in Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Cream Sauce –  Easy recipe for chicken and fettuccini noodles in a garlic cream sauce for pasta.

Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce over noodles and chicken in a bowl

This sun-dried tomato pasta is an easy dinner recipe that’s loaded with flavor.  It’s a garlic cream sauce flavored with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and parmesan cheese that gets served over fettuccini pasta and bite size chunks of chicken breast.

How to make Chicken Fettuccini in Sun Dried Tomato Basil Garlic Cream Sauce for Pasta:

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Add chicken breasts that have been cut into bite size pieces.
  • Add sun-dried tomatoes, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.

skillet with chicken and sun-dried tomatoes

  • Stir in chicken broth and heavy cream.
  • Simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce becomes thick.
  • Stir in sliced fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese.

Chicken in Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Cream Sauce in a skillet

  • Add cooked and drained fettuccini pasta to the sauce.
  • Let the pasta rest a few minutes to absorb some of the sauce.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Sauce on fettuccini pasta and chicken in a bowl

Chicken Fettuccini in Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Cream Sauce Recipe

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Chicken Fettuccini in Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Cream Sauce -  Easy recipe for chicken and fettuccini noodles in a garlic cream sauce for pasta.
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

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Servings 4 servings
Calories 546 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz. fettucini pasta -plus water for cooking
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast -cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/3 cup julienned sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil -drained
  • 3 garlic cloves -minced
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of water according to its package directions. Just before draining the pasta, reserve ½ cup of the starchy cooking liquid and set aside.
  • In the meantime, prepare the chicken and sauce. Add the oil to a large skillet and place over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the chicken to the skillet. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Cook 1 minute, stirring often.
  • Add the broth and cream to the skillet. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until chicken is cooked through and sauce has slightly thickened. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Stir the parmesan cheese and basil into the sauce. Add the cooked and drained pasta. Stir until well combined. Let the pasta rest in the sauce 2-3 minutes.
  • To loosen or thin out the sauce, add the reserved starchy cooking liquid to the pasta a tablespoon at a time, if needed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th of the recipe | Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Keyword chicken alfreado sauce, cream sauce for pasta, sun dried tomato pasta recipe
Cuisine American, Italian
Author Amanda Finks

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  1. We didn’t have sun-dried tomato’s when we tried this the first time so we used some canned from the garden. The dish was delicious!

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    This was REALLY good! I ended up adding quite a bit more cheese to thicken up the sauce a bit. Also, I added red peppers into the mix just b/c we love them. Served with egg maccheroncini and a baguette. It was a big hit! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    I grilled the chicken beforehand. Adds a bit of interesting texture and grilled taste. Having done it both ways, I find grilling the chicken made it even better!

  4. I really love cream sauce. The sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese just made it better. I would love this pasta for dinner. I’m sure my friends would love it too.

  5. WHOA this meal is right up my alley, what a perfect combination of flavors, definitely pinning this one 🙂 Love your site!!

  6. Yum!! A big bowl of pasta is so perfect for these cold winter days! This is definitely getting pinned for later! 😉

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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