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Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta includes sun dried tomatoes in a delightfully creamy garlic parmesan sauce and a secret ingredient.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken pasta dinner, pasta, sundried tomato pasta

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2-3 chicken breasts, 2 large or 3 regular, pounded on the thicker sides
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 jar (8.5 oz) sundried tomatoes, drained of the oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste or finely minced garlic
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 box (16 oz) linguini pasta or regular spaghetti pasta
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
  • Heat a large 12-inch skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until it becomes slightly crispy then remove it but save the grease. Once cooled, chop into pieces.
  • Add the chicken to the pan and sprinkle half of the salt and half of the pepper over the chicken on both sides.
  • Cook on medium until both sides crisp up then reduce the heat to low for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until the center reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and let it rest before slicing.
  • Add the butter to the pan and let it melt. Then add the onion and remaining salt and pepper. Turn the heat up to medium and cook until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Then add the tomatoes and garlic and cook until the garlic becomes fragrant, another minute.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and bring it to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Then add the pasta and cook until it is al dente.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese whipping cream and chopped bacon.
  • Stir until all of the cheeses have melted.
  • Serve with the sliced chicken and toasted bread.
  • Garnish with fresh basil.
  • Serve with freshly grated parmesan if desired. Enjoy every bite.
  • Storage options:
  • This pasta dish is best enjoyed the day that it is made but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Notes

I have to mention that my husband always adds extra bacon but we never add more than 3-4 tablespoons or ΒΌ cup of bacon grease to this wonderful pasta dish.