Chicken pasta in sun-dried tomato and basil cream

Chicken pasta in sun-dried tomato and basil cream


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About this recipe: A fantastically flavourful chicken breast recipe. Chicken is tossed with a cream sauce - flavoured with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and garlic - and fettuccine pasta. Serve with a green salad and garlic bread.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 25g sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 250ml chicken stock, divided
  • 250ml double cream
  • 450g skinless chicken breast fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 225g fettuccine pasta

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter; add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and 175ml of the chicken stock; increase to medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender. Add the cream and bring to the boil; stirring. Simmer over medium heat until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm oil and saute chicken. Press on chicken occasionally with a slotted spatula. Cook for about 4 minutes per side or until the meat feels springy and is no longer pink inside. Transfer to a board; cover and keep warm. Discard the fat from the frying pan.
  3. In the same frying pan, over medium heat, bring remaining chicken stock to the boil; stirring the pan juices. Reduce slightly and add to the cream sauce; stir in basil and adjust seasonings to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add fettuccine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, transfer to a bowl and toss with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the sauce.
  5. Cut each chicken breast into 2 to 3 diagonal slices. Reheat the sauce gently if needed. Transfer the pasta to serving plates; top with chicken and coat with the cream sauce; serve.

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Reviews (4)


We thoroughly enjoyed this. Very tasty! - 06 Jun 2015


Love this! A real favourite with my husband - 31 Mar 2016


Big hit in my house - 20 Jul 2015

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