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Tuscan chicken pasta on fork over pan

Chicken, Bacon, and Sun Dried Tomato Cheesy Pasta

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: italian

Description

This 30 minute Tuscan Pasta is an easy and delicious weeknight meal. Packed with chicken, bacon, and flavorful sun dried tomatoes, it's sure to be a family favorite!


Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 pieces of thick cut bacon, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1.5 lb thin cut chicken breast cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 8.5 oz jar julienne sun dried tomatoes, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or white wine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz angel hair pasta, cooked

Instructions

  1. Before cooking the meat, set pasta water to boil so it can cook at the same time.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  3. Add chicken and cook until done, about 4 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken from pan, set aside.
  5. Add bacon, cook until browned.
  6. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  7. Add wine or chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze for an additional minute.
  8. Return the chicken to the pan, add milk and tomatoes and stir.
  9. Simmer five minutes.
  10. Remove from heat, immediately add cheese and stir until melted.
  11. Toss with pasta and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Don't skip the deglazing step, it adds so much flavor to the pasta!

Keywords: tuscan pasta, tuscan chicken pasta