Rustic chicken, basil and sun-dried tomato fettucine

    45 min

    An Italian-inspired pasta dish, which will welcomed by any pasta lover. Perfect when served with garlic bread, wine and a crisp green salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 225g fettuccine
    • 250ml olive oil, divided
    • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets
    • 3 tablespoons basil pesto
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 (280g) jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped
    • 125g feta cheese, crumbled
    • 125g ricotta

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook as the instructions on the packet; drain.
    2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink and juices run clear. Set aside to cool, then slice into bite-size pieces. In a medium bowl, combine remaining olive oil, pesto, basil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, feta and ricotta. Mix until smooth.
    3. In the large frying pan, toss fettuccine with sauce and chicken. Cook on low heat 5 minutes or until heated through.

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    This recipe is absolutely wonderful! I did however make a few changes of my own. I used penne & I only used 3/4 cup of olive oil and added 1 cup of white cooking (or house) wine or else it was too greasy. I also added in the oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes for extra flavor (it's only about a tblsp full). I also rinsed and reused my pot after making the pasta. Used a little of my 3/4 cup of olive oil to brown my garlic and then added all of my other ingredients. Then added my pasta at the end. I didn't add any chicken this time but usually use shrimp instead. Every time I make this dish, it goes as quick as the wind! My fianc'e loves Macaroni Grill and they have something similar which led me to try to somewhat duplicate it. It does take some time to prep and can be a bit pricey to make but it is very well worth the time and money!! =)  -  01 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was very good. I didn't add all the oil that was called for because it seemed like a lot. But that ended up being a mistake cause it was a bit dry.  -  04 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Hmmm...I thought this sounded great, but it was really lacking flavor. I used only 1/4 cup of oil and it was still way to greasy. The combination sounds good so I'll play with it but I think next time I'm going to add more feta (double), even less oil (1/8 cup?) some red pepper, and saute the garlic (4 cloves) before adding it to the mix. At the suggestion of a friend, I'll try adding some bacon too!  -  22 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)