creamy chicken pasta
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Creamy Chicken Pasta

Use up a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast and make this creamy chicken pasta for dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: cast iron skillet, chicken, chicken dinner, chicken recipe, pasta dinner, pasta dish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 560kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. penne pasta
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb. chicken breast cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup shredded low-moisture mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup half & half
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Fill up a medium-sized pot with water, sprinkle in some salt, and bring to a boil. Add in the pasta and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until your liking. Drain.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat up the olive oil in a non-stick skillet. Add in the minced garlic and the sun-dried tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Remove into a bowl.
  • Add in the diced chicken, seasoned with the paprika, as well as some salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink on the inside—about 5 minutes.
  • Place the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic back into the skillet, then sprinkle in both the mozzarella and the parmesan cheese. Mix until the cheese is somewhat melted, about 1 minute.
  • Pour in the half & half and stir. Cook until the cheese is completely melted through, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the drained pasta and stir. Once everything is combined, turn off the heat and let the skillet sit for about 5 minutes. This allows for the sauce to thicken.
  • Sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper and red pepper flakes, if desired.