Total Time: ane hour
Yield: four servings
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pocket-sized jolt (3-4 oz) sun-dried tomatoes inward oil, or role 3-4 oz fat-free Sun dried tomatoes
- 1 lb chicken thorax tenders
- paprika (just a lilliputian bit)
- 1 loving cup one-half together with one-half (half milk - one-half cream to shape a lighter cream)
- 1 loving cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 8 oz penne pasta (for gluten free, role Tinkyada gluten gratis brownish rice pasta)
- 1 tablespoon basil (if using dry out basil), if using fresh basil you lot tin add together more
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed reddish pepper flakes (at least, add together to a greater extent than to taste)
- 1/2 loving cup reserved cooked pasta H2O (or more)
- salt, to taste
- Note: if using sun-dried tomatoes inward stone oil (in a jar), brand certain to drain sun-dried tomatoes from oil, earlier using them. Reserve 2 tablespoons of this drained stone oil for sauteing equally described below:
- In a large pan, on high heat, sautee garlic together with sun-dried tomatoes (drained from oil) inward 2 tablespoons of stone oil (reserved from the sun-dried tomatoes jolt - come across banker's complaint above) for ane infinitesimal until garlic is fragrant. Remove sun-dried tomatoes from the pan, leaving the oil, together with add together chicken tenders, salted together with lightly covered inward paprika (for color) together with fix on high oestrus for ane infinitesimal on each side. Remove from heat.
- Cook pasta according to bundle instructions. Reserve unopen to cooked pasta water. Drain together with rinse the pasta amongst mutual frigidness H2O (to halt cooking).
- Slice sun-dried tomatoes into smaller bits together with add together them dorsum to the skillet amongst chicken. Add one-half together with one-half together with cheese to the skillet, too, together with convey to a gentle boil. Immediately cut to simmer together with cook, constantly stirring, until all cheese melts together with creamy sauce forms. If the sauce is also thick - don't worry - you'll hold out adding unopen to cooked pasta H2O soon. Add cooked pasta to the skillet amongst the creamy sauce, together with stir to combine. Add ane tablespoon of basil, together with at to the lowest degree 1/4 teaspoon of reddish pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
- Add close 1/2 loving cup reserved cooked pasta H2O because the creamy sauce volition hold out also thick (do non add together all H2O right away - you lot powerfulness require less or to a greater extent than of it). This volition H2O downwardly the thickness of the cheese sauce together with become inward creamier. Immediately, flavour the pasta amongst tabular array salt together with to a greater extent than reddish pepper flakes, to taste, if needed. Let it simmer for a twosome of minutes for flavors to combine.
- Note: Make certain to tabular array salt the dish only plenty to convey out of the flavors of basil together with sun-dried tomatoes.