Wholesome And Delicious Chicken Pasta Recipe

Paleo Garlic Chicken Alfredo

Wholesome And Delicious Chicken Pasta Recipe

You’ll love this dairy-free, lightened up variation of Chicken Alfredo! Serve over vegetable noodles for a complete Paleo dinner the whole family will love!

I can’t remember the last time I had real alfredo sauce, I just know that it probably tasted divine but made my stomach hurt. You too? What’s not to love about a creamy garlic and cheesy sauce? It tastes so good, but doesn’t ever sit well with my digestive system. The heavy cream, butter, and cheese is just a little too heavy for me to enjoy.

So I’ve been on a mission to re-create a Paleo variation. Something to feel comfort food-ish, but without the heaviness! I recently came across this vegan alfredo from The Vegan 8. It looked fairly simple, had fantastic reviews, and I thought it would be a perfect dinner with some chicken.

So off to work I went creating a dreamy, creamy, cashew alfredo sauce with flavorful garlic…….

I’ve gussied up the version to include more garlic, and even a tad bit of tahini to get it even more creamy. And I pretty much love it. It may have a permanent place in my fridge of sauces that I cannot live without.

I think it’s important to let you all know…..This doesn’t taste an exact replica of alfredo sauce. That is pretty difficult to do without dairy products.

However, you still get the same “I want to lick my plate clean” comforting feeling from this creamy garlic flavored sauce. It’s about as close as you can get! It was perfect over zucchini noodles, my husband enjoyed with potato noodles.

Also, it was super tasty with my Roasted Broccoli, but would also be super yummy with some earthy garlic mushrooms.

I do want to give you a few important details. There really is no substitution for the ingredients below, I cannot vouch for the consistency or taste if you change things up. I have made this a few times to get it just right, and one super important detail is to ensure that you soak your cashews in hot water for long enough. At least an hour is preferred.

A high powered blender is also important, a food processor won’t work. If you want the smoothest sauce possible, you can soak the cashews for several hours and even overnight (especially if you are unsure about the power of your blender).

I did put fresh basil as optional, but it’s kind of necessary! It tastes soooooo good with a healthy sprinkle of basil, and cracked black pepper.

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 lb chicken breast tenders can also use pre-cooked chicken to make it easy
  • 2-3 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil, divided
  • 6 cloves garlic minced and divided
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth divided
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast non synthetic type*
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped basil optional
  • Vegetable noodles to serve
  1. Soak your raw cashews for at least one hour in hot water, up to 12 hours. Drain and set aside when ready to cook.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Salt and pepper your chicken breast strips, If you have large chicken breasts, cut into smaller pieces so the cook time is shorter.

    Add 2 tbsp avocado oil to the skillet, then add 2 cloves minced garlic. Heat the garlic for just one minute until flavorful, then add the chicken to the skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked all the way through. Do not overcook. Set aside to a plate and cover with foil.

  3. Add the remaining avocado oil to the pan. Add in chopped onion. Let saute for 2-3 minutes to give the onion a bit more flavor. Now add the remaining minced garlic, then add in 1 cup chicken broth.
  4. Let the broth and onion/garlic mixture simmer for 8-10 minutes or until onion is completely soft.

    You may need to add in a bit more broth to prevent any burning. But the broth should be almost completely evaporated once the onions are ready.

  5. Place onion/garlic into your blender. Now add the remaining chicken broth (about 1 cup), lemon juice, tahini, nutritional yeast, and cashews.

    Mix in your blender on high speed until you have a smooth and creamy sauce. This may take a few minutes. You can prepare your noodles while the sauce is being made.

  6. Once the sauce is smooth, adjust with salt and pepper to taste, or even add in a bit more lemon if the nut taste is strong or more nutritional yeast (for cheesy flavor).

  7. If the sauce is cool, you can heat up in a small saucepan to serve (or microwave).
  8. Serve over vegetable noodles with fresh cracked pepper, salt, and fresh basil.

*The nutritional yeast is used as a cheese substitute. It can be found in some grocery stores in the health food section, or online in places amazon or thrive market.

Calories 338kcal

Fat 19g

Saturated fat 3g

Cholesterol 72mg

Sodium 566mg

Potassium 750mg

Carbohydrates 11g

Fiber 1g

Sugar 2g

Protein 30g

Vitamin A 140%

Vitamin C 16.3%

Calcium 42%

Iron 2.3%

Source: https://www.wholesomelicious.com/paleo-garlic-chicken-alfredo/

30 Quick and Easy Chicken Pasta Recipes

Wholesome And Delicious Chicken Pasta Recipe

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Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

One easy way to kick up the flavor in a dish is to add Cajun seasoning. Here, the seasoning is sprinkled on the chicken strips before they're sautéed and tossed into the linguine-vegetable mixture.

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Tomato, Basil, and Chicken Pasta Recipe

Think of this as a lighter, fresher take on chicken Parmesan: We ditch the breading on the poultry and let juicy cherry tomatoes stand in for jarred pasta sauce.

A little grated carrot adds just enough sweetness to round out the acidity in the tomatoes. Mini balls of fresh mozzarella, also called ciliegine, melt just enough in the finished pasta so that the dish feels extra cheesy.

This would also be delicious with cooked, crumbled Italian turkey sausage or with simply sauteed shrimp.

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Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake Recipe

Cheese-filled tortellini and a chopped pecan topping add extra flavor to kid-friendly Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake, while broccoli and red bell pepper contribute pops of color throughout this one-dish meal.

Chicken Caprese Pasta Recipe

This dish is a great way to use up a bumper crop of tomatoes and herbs. Tender fresh linguine works well with the pesto, but you can use dried pasta as well.

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch 

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Broccoli and Cheddar Chicken Pasta Recipe

Instead of adding broccoli florets to the pasta, a double serving is incorporated into the creamy sauce. Heat the broccoli and sear the chicken while the pasta cooking water comes to a boil. The leaner dairy components create a creamy taste without all the added calories and fat or a typical broccoli and cheddar pasta dish.

Roast Chicken With Peas and Pasta Recipe

For larger crowds, go ahead and buy the whole bird. Rasting a whole chicken isn't as daunting as it sounds. Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes, then turn up the heat to 450° right at the very end for added crisp-factor while boosting cooktime. Tip: Allow the chicken to stand at least 10 minutes before serving. This reduces the risk of the meat drying out.

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

This comforting and delicious Chicken Spaghetti is satisfying meal the entire family can get behind, and can be made with just a quick (and inexpensive) stop by the grocery store on your way home.

Thanks to the pressure cooker, this recipe yields the flavor of a rich, long-simmered sauce in only 25 minutes. While browning the chicken and onions does help build flavor, it's OK to skip this step.

Just add about 5 minutes to your cook time and discard the skin before adding your chicken to the pressure cooker. This dish is also easily adapted for your Instant Pot, click HERE for detailed instructions. 

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Creamy Chicken Ravioli Lasagna  Recipe

Rich, savory, and indulgent, this shortcut ravioli-lasagna hybrid is creamy and full of flavor. The pesto slightly cuts through the Alfredo sauce, and the combination tastes homemade. For more flavor, try using spinach ravioli. Nobody will ever know it’s made with convenience products rotisserie chicken and jarred sauce. 

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Chicken Tortellini Salad Recipe
This pasta salad with chicken and fresh vegetables makes a quick and delicious summer dinner and an even better lunch for the next day. Get a jump on meal planning and prep this recipe a day in advance. Make and refrigerate the basil vinaigrette (shake it well before dressing the salad).

Photo: Colin Clark; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

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Tortellini, Chicken, and Arugula Salad Recipe

A bright, springtime salad that comes together in a cinch thanks to the use of a few quality convenience items. Hearty cheese tortellini, shredded rotisserie chicken, and peppery arugula join forces to create a light, yet filling, salad with plenty of texture and substance.

Zippy lemon dressing adds welcomed vibrancy while shaved Parmesan adds a hit of salty, full-bodied flavor. Prepare the dressing and pasta ahead of time to make the final assembly even faster. For a gluten-free option, substitute the tortellini for brown rice pasta or quinoa.

With minimal effort and maximum results, this simple salad will fit right into your weekday lunch or dinner lineup.

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Orzo Salad Recipe

The grill is a healthy cook’s best friend, allowing you to build big flavor and crispiness with minimal added fat. Make this meal meatless by trading the chicken for steamed edamame or rinsed and drained black beans.

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Quick Chicken Picatta with Parslied Orzo Recipe

Sautéed lemon slices intensify the flavors of the pan sauce and make a beautiful garnish. Cook the orzo while you bread the chicken; while the chicken cooks, spread the orzo on a baking sheet to cool and to keep the grains from sticking together.

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Chicken Piccata with Crispy Garlic Recipe

The bright, bracing tartness of fresh lemon and briny hit from capers makes this Italian dish a beloved classic. Garlic takes a starring role in this version: Slices infuse the oil for searing the chicken and become a golden, crispy garnish.

We save time by opting for chicken cutlets (no need slice or flatten larger breasts) and angel hair pasta (even whole-grain noodles cook in less time than standard spaghetti). The flour coating gives the chicken a gorgeous golden crust.

For a gluten-free dish, use any gluten-free flour and swap the pasta for rice.

Chicken-and-Kale Alfredo Bake Recipe

A creamy, Parmesan-laced sauce is a no-brainer for an easy, cheesy pasta bake. Skip the jar and make your own with sautéed shallot and fresh lemon, picking up all the flavor from the same pan used to cook the chicken.

If you have yet to try whole-grain pasta, this dish is a fantastic introduction: The noodles hold up nicely throughout boiling and baking and won’t overwhelm the dish with a strong wheat flavor.

Keep whole-wheat panko in your pantry as your new all-purpose breadcrumb; the light, crisp texture will make an excellent crust for fish fillets or chicken breasts.

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Chicken Alfredo Soup Recipe

Inspired by the favorite pasta dish, this creamy Chicken Alfredo Soup comes together in no time with the help of a few store-bought shortcuts. Rotisserie chicken, frozen peas, and a jar of Alfredo sauce, which serves as the backbone of this highly comforting pot of soup, keep your hands-on prep to a minimum.

This convenience factor, coupled with the fact that it’s is a guaranteed kid-pleasing recipe, makes this soup a perfect go-to for hectic weeknights. While it is undeniably luscious and satisfying, the soup is surprisingly not overly heavy or right. We used Gia Russa brand sauce, but feel free to use your own favorite.

Served with a crusty bread, a green salad, and a glass of white wine, this quick and easy soup makes for an outstanding dinner on chilly nights.  

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Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole Recipe
This Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole uses jarred Alfredo sauce and pesto sauce, as well as a rotisserie chicken. In less than an hour you can have a hot, cheesy, pasta and chicken dish ready.

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Vegetable and Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

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Chicken Puttanesca with Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

This Chicken Puttanesca with Angel Hair Pasta recipe serves as a quick variation on the Italian original. See how to spice up bottled pasta sauce with chicken, capers, olives, and red pepper for an impressive, no-fuss meal.

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Chicken and Arugula Pasta Salad Recipe

Just a bit of a rich and pungent cheese can go quite a long way. Tossing hot pasta with a few ounces of creamy Brie makes for a light, luscious, and flavorful sauce to coat this abundant bowl of chicken, fresh veggies, and whole-grain noodles.

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Creamy Southwest Chicken Pasta

Wholesome And Delicious Chicken Pasta Recipe

Creamy Southwest Chicken Pasta is where cajun spiced crusted chicken meets delicious vegetables with a light creamy sauce over pasta.

Because sometimes in life you want comfort food with some kick. I’ve got that all taken care of for you in this dish!

We are not huge pasta eaters. I take that back. I am not a huge pasta eater. I can honestly do without it forever and never look back. The husband and kids on the other hand, they could eat this stuff everyday.

But guess who is in charge of the cooking and meal planning? Oh yes, that would be me, the person who prefers to not eat the pasta. Every once in awhile I get in a rut where I’m not sure what I want to cook. Sound familiar? It happens to all of us. That’s when I ask my guy what he feels for dinner.

You know he most always says (besides the typical, “I love anything you make” blah, blah)??

Pasta. And this time he wanted it with some spice.

So this recipe was born, and loved by all. It kind of makes me love pasta. If you’re gonna do it, do it right!

I started off by giving the chicken breasts my cajun seasoning rub from my Cajun Chicken Sandwich. I used the skillet to sear it on both sides, and cook for a few minutes. You can see in the picture below, it’s nice and blackened:

I removed the chicken (even though it wasn’t cooked all the way), and used the plenty of spices leftover in the pan to cook the vegetables and make the sauce. The sauce is a combination of spices, chicken stock, and half & half.

I’ll admit that I tried to use some greek yogurt (just a little to test it out), but the yogurt clumped up and wouldn’t blend well. Half and half works great for this. A;though this is a creamy pasta dish, it is still pretty light. Trust me, I can’t do heavy, creamy, restaurant style dishes without my stomach hating me.

This recipe is not one of those heavy ones. Once the sauce was made, I added the chicken back to the skillet, and let it continue to cook.

Finally, the pasta, and extra garnishes were added for this beautiful and crowd pleasing dish:

This dish came together in less than 30 minutes and was loved by the entire family. Don’t be afraid of the spices in this pasta. It was definitely fine with the kids, and they would be sure to tell me otherwise!

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  • For the chicken seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried corriander
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 12 oz penne pasta
  • 12 oz frozen organic corn
  • 2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese optional
  1. Begin by whisking together the dry rub for the chicken: start from chili powder all the way to the cayenne pepper.
  2. Heat up a large skillet to medium high heat.
  3. Rub chicken breasts generously with dry rub. You may have extra rub that you can use later to season the pasta or use for another time.
  4. Grease the skillet, and add chicken breasts.

    Sear for a few minutes each side until blackened (use the picture above for guidance). Chicken will not be cooked all the way through, but set aside and keep warm.

  5. While chicken is cooking, heat up a large pot of water to a boil and add pasta. Boil according to package directions.
  6. Add corn and bell pepper to skillet, reserving any seasoning.

    Saute until bell pepper is soft, and corn is cooked (approximately 7 minutes).

  7. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat to medium low, add half and half, and return the chicken to the pan. Cook for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the sauce has been reduced.

  9. Serve hot with additional garnishes green onion, cilantro, and parmesan cheese.

Source: https://www.wholesomelicious.com/creamy-southwest-chicken-pasta/

15 Chicken Pasta Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes

Wholesome And Delicious Chicken Pasta Recipe

When you've got to get dinner on the table in a hurry, these are the super-quick, satisfying dinners that'll save you again and again. Each one is a solid base recipe you can customize with substitutions to suit your taste. And of course, you can feel free to swap in almost any pasta in your pantry. Everyone else does, and it works out just fine.

Chibi Chef

“LOVE LOVE LOVE! It's great as written with room for your tweaks. You almost can't ruin a batch.” —Glennie Junkin

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shauna

“LOVED this! I also boiled my orzo in chicken broth. This would be awesome with salmon.” —Lisa

“I used the olive oil from the sundried tomatoes to cook the chicken in which gave it a great flavor. Next time I will add more sundried tomatoes and some roasted pine nuts too.” —LAURILAN

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“I changed it up a bit reviews and personal preferences: 3 tbsp. of Cajun seasoning, four large chicken breasts, one orange bell pepper, more green onions, and double the garlic. Delicious!” —Golfer Girl

Chef'd

“Reminds me of my grandma's house! Used Huy Fong chili garlic sauce and added extra veggies (shitake mushrooms and snow peas) and topped with lots of fresh bean sprouts. Yum!” —Britnisw

yumyum

“This was good the day I made it and even better as leftovers. I did use more garlic and onion though.” —PATTY33

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sjc5087

“I have to admit I was tempted to substitute chicken broth for part of the wine but in the end decided to prepare this as written and was not disappointed in the least. This is just a beautiful dish!” —naples34102

Deb C

“Why limit yourself to just broccoli when they make the frozen stir-fry blend? That is what I used which gave me variety and also a lot more color. Great recipe for times when you just don't have time in the kitchen.” —Soup Loving Nicole

“I used thin sliced chicken breasts, pounded flat, dipped in egg and flour. Cook the chicken first, set aside then make the sauce. Everyone loved them, even the picky child!” —jillkapron

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Francesca

“The best pasta dish I have ever had! I love pesto so I added a couple extra tablespoons of that and I used 1 cup of half-and-half and 1/4 cup chicken stock to cut some calories,” Sarah Stephan says.

Sugarplum

“I found this recipe very simple and very tasty! Poppyseed dressing has always been a fav in my home, so this salad was a hit,” Kathleen Milton says.

Sugarplum

“I have been making Chicken Parmesan this for years. Great for those busy nights when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry!” —Sugarplum

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SunnyByrd

“This is a to-die-for recipe,” Penny Newman says. “I followed the recipe verbatim, and it was one of the best things I have ever tasted. And my dinner guests agreed.”

Tess Sullivan

“This is one of the best meals I have ever eaten. It's so simple and fast that you wouldn't think it would be that good, but it is. It even reheats great and tastes great cold the next day.

If you can get over the idea of a sauceless pasta — it didn't sound quite right to me either — and give this a try, you're going to make a lot of people happy in your house.

If you're a feta fan, you will wonder where this recipe has been all your life,” says user beemer2k. 

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“I, too, have searched for a recipe similar to that well-known Italian restaurant's and was also always disappointed. Not anymore. This recipe was so delicious!” —KALA LAOS

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Source: https://www.allrecipes.com/gallery/easy-chicken-pasta-recipes/

Healthy Tuscan Chicken Pasta (One Pot)

Wholesome And Delicious Chicken Pasta Recipe

Tuscan Chicken Pasta with healthy creamy garlic sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and chicken. 30 minute one pot meal for busy weeknights. Kids will approve!

Whether you have had Tuscan chicken pasta at Olive Garden or White Spot, know you can make healthy restaurant quality meal easy at home. And in one pot in under 30 minutes.

Cooking dinner in one pot is my next favorite thing to Instant Pot. Besides deconstructing meals into soups.:)

It has been a few years since I started making one pot pasta dinners. Kids love them, they are relatively healthy and quick. What not to ?! With renos, business and hockey this is how we avoid processed foods.

You can easily cut this recipe in half if feeding 1 or 2 people.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Chicken breasts or thighs
  • Any pasta that can hold sauce
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Bell pepper
  • Kale or spinach
  • Milk and Parmesan cheese
  • Spices

How to Make Tuscan Chicken Pasta

  1. Sear chicken breasts with a bit of salt and pepper on each side for 3-4 minutes. They don’t have to be cooked through.
  2. Cook pasta. Add pasta, broth, bell pepper, Italian seasoning and cook covered for 10 minutes.

    It is important to bring it to a boil before reducing heat to low. Keep in mind gluten free pasta cooks faster than wheat. Pasta should be al dente (not too soft, so it doesn’t become a mush).

  3. Make creamy sauce by whisking cold milk with cornstarch.

    Milk has to be cold otherwise cornstarch will lump.

  4. Remove cooked chicken and add the slurry. Stir and bring to a boil just enough to thicken a bit.

  5. Turn off heat and add remaining ingredients: sun dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, spinach, garlic and cooked chicken. Stir.

Tips for Best Tuscan Chicken Pasta

  • I to use my Lodge Dutch oven for one pot meals. You can also use medium heavy bottom stainless steel pot with a tight fitting lid.
  • Whole wheat or whole foods pasta is more nutritious than white. You can use any though. Good shape pasta to use is short with some cavities to hold the sauce.
  • If using gluten free pasta, cook by a few minutes less as it cooks faster than wheat one.
  • It is important to stir pasta after a few minutes to prevent it from sticking.
  • 3.25% homo milk will make more creamy sauce but 2% will work as well. Do not use skim or 1% milk as sauce will be flat.
  • Instead of Italian seasoning, I always use a ratio of dried oregano and thyme.

How to Serve and Store

Tuscan chicken pasta is one of those dishes that tastes best right after cooking. That’s when it’s most saucy, spinach is not too wilted and it’s just fresh. Within minutes, pasta absorbs the sauce as it is sitting. Not the end of the world.

If you are serving later me (my dinners are always ready at lunchtime because of my job), add a splash of milk and simmer for a few minutes to rehydrate the dish.

Refrigerate for up to 1 day and do not freeze.

Enjoy!

More One Pot Healthy Pastas

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30 Minute Tuscan Chicken Pasta with healthy creamy garlic sauce, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and chicken. Kid friendly one pot meal for busy weeknights.

  • Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: One Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian

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  • 1 lb boneless & skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth, low sodium
  • 3 cups short pasta penne, fusilli or bow ties
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp oil, for frying
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat large Dutch oven or heavy bottom pot on medium heat and swirl oil to coat.
  2. Add chicken and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and ground black pepper. Sear for 3-4 minutes per side.
  3. Add broth, pasta, bell pepper and Italian seasoning. Gently stir, cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes, stirring once after 2 minutes to prevent pasta from sticking. Keep in mind gluten free pasta cooks faster than wheat. Pasta should be al dente (not too soft, so it doesn’t become a mush).
  5. Remove chicken onto a plate or cutting board.
  6. In a large measuring cup whisk cold milk with cornstarch and pour over pasta. Stir gently, bring to a boil and simmer for a minute until sauce thickens a bit.
  7. Turn off heat and add sun dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, spinach and garlic. Cover for a few minutes to let flavors develop.
  8. In the meanwhile, slice chicken into thin pieces.
  9. Add chicken to the pot, stir gently and serve immediately. Tuscan chicken pasta is one of those dishes that tastes best right after cooking. That’s when it’s most saucy, spinach is not too wilted and it’s just fresh.

Store: Refrigerate for up to 1 day and do not freeze. If you are serving later, add a splash of milk and simmer for a few minutes to rehydrate the dish.

  • I to use my Lodge Dutch oven for one pot meals. You can also use medium heavy bottom stainless steel pot with a tight fitting lid.
  • Whole wheat or whole foods pasta is more nutritious than white. You can use any though. Good shape pasta to use is short with some cavities to hold the sauce.
  • If using gluten free pasta, cook by a few minutes less as it cooks faster than wheat one.
  • It is important to stir pasta after a few minutes to prevent it from sticking.
  • 3.25% homo milk will make more creamy sauce but 2% will work as well. Do not use skim or 1% milk as sauce will be flat.
  • Instead of Italian seasoning, I always use a ratio of dried oregano and thyme.

★ Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

Source: https://ifoodreal.com/healthy-tuscan-chicken-pasta/

Wholesome And Delicious Chicken Pasta Recipe

Wholesome And Delicious Chicken Pasta Recipe

My family eats a lot of chicken. It really is one of the healthiest choices when it comes to selecting a protein for dinner. So, since we eat a lot of chicken, I am always on the lookout for a great new chicken recipe.

I came across this delicious chicken and pasta recipe and knew that my family would love it. They do love chicken, after all and pasta is always a treat.

So, I made this one the other night for dinner and they really did love it. It’s such a simple recipe, too. It’s one of those wholesome dinners that you can cook up in very little time, so it’s perfect for your busy weeknights.

It’s also really easy to adjust the recipe to make less or more as needed. And, if you aren’t a fan of chicken thighs the recipe calls for, you could always substitute drumsticks or breasts. And you can use whatever pasta your family loves – talk about a flexible recipe!

You even have time to make these luscious chocolate chip brownies for dessert.

If you need a simple recipe that will definitely fill your family up, this is it. It’s really quick and easy to make and there are so many side dishes that would be great with this – or you could just serve the chicken and pasta and add in a small side salad.

That’s all you need for a great meal. Try any of these three delicious and easy summer salads to compliment your chicken and pasta.
Chicken and cremini mushrooms work together to give this pasta dish an amazing flavor

This recipe cooks up quickly and easily – it’s the perfect mid-week meal Serve it up with your favorite pasta for a guaranteed family favorite

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 3-4 chicken thighs
  • 2 cups of cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp. of chili flakes
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsps. of sugar
  • 2 tbsps. of tomato paste
  • ½ cup of chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. of dried Italian herbs
  • 2 tbsps. of flour
  • Cooked pasta for serving
  1. Heat some vegetable oil over medium heat. Place chicken thighs in oil and fry them until crispy and cooked on the outside but still raw in the middle.
  2. Use the same pan that chicken was cooking in (without washing it) to sauté mushrooms with onion for 5 minutes.
  3. Add flour, dried herbs, salt and pepper. Put tomatoes in and after couple minutes smash them with a spoon.
  4. Pour chicken broth in, add tomato paste and chicken pieces. Lower the heat and cook the sauce for 15 minutes or until thick and chicken is cooked through. Adjust seasoning.
  5. Serve over your favorite pasta, sprinkled with some cheese and parsley.

Nutrition Information:

4 Servings 7 oz. (200 g)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 427Total Fat: 9.7gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 222mgCarbohydrates: 43.1gFiber: 3.1gSugar: 8.5gProtein: 40.7g

Source: https://www.diyncrafts.com/47549/food/recipes/wholesome-and-delicious-chicken-pasta-recipe

Healthier Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe by Tasty

Wholesome And Delicious Chicken Pasta Recipe

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