tomato-basil creamy chicken & pasta

a recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

I love any kind of pasta and cream sauce! Who doesn't love good comfort food!

serves 4 or so.
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tomato-basil creamy chicken & pasta

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 sm
    shallot, minced
  • 1/2-2/3 c
    cold chicken stock
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    fat free half & half
  • salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 c
    part skim, low moisture, shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 oz
    whole wheat (short) pasta, such as penne or rotini
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil, coarsely chopped, if desired
  • diced fresh tomato, if desired

How To Make tomato-basil creamy chicken & pasta

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse, set aside.
  • 2
    Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a deep skillet. Add chicken. Saute until cooked through. Remove from pan, set aside and keep warm.
  • 3
    Mix together the chicken broth and flour until very, very smooth.
  • 4
    Add shallots and garlic to the pan and saute until fragrant and starting to brown. Add in chicken broth mixture and fat free half & half. Stir until nicely thickened.
  • 5
    Salt & pepper to taste.
  • 6
    Stir in chicken, pasta and stir together until well combined and heated through.
  • 7
    Sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on top. Cover with a lid. Let cheese melt.
  • 8
    Remove lid and sprinkle with fresh basil and/or parsley and fresh, diced tomatoes.
  • 9