Tomato-Basil Creamy Chicken & Pasta

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Amy Herald

By
@Meave

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

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Serves:
4 or so.
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 small
    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, coarsly chopped

How to Make Tomato-Basil Creamy Chicken & Pasta

Step-by-Step

  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 fresh, diced tomatoes. 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.
  9. Serve!

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