Creamy chicken and basil pasta

Creamy chicken and basil pasta


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About this recipe: A wonderful chicken pasta, which is quick and easy to make. Pasta is tossed with chicken in a creamy basil sauce. Enjoy with garlic bread, if desired.

Stacey Adkins

Serves: 4 

  • 340g fusilli pasta
  • 30g butter
  • 450g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into 1.25cm cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 250ml double cream
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan melt the butter. Add the chicken and garlic, saute until lightly brown and juices run clear. Stir in the pepper, basil, double cream and Parmesan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Toss drained pasta with the sauce and serve immediately.

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Reviews (2)


- 04 Feb 2012


Tasty and very simple and quick to make. Needs a salad though as is pretty heavy. Yum yum! - 20 Dec 2011

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