Grilled Chicken Caprese Pasta Recipe

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Carrie
Carrie January 13, 2021
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How To Make Grilled Chicken Caprese Pasta

This chicken caprese pasta is made with soft pasta tossed with rich and roasted pasta sauce, chicken breasts, cheese, and sweet tomatoes baked until golden.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2medium chicken breast,halves, grilled, and diced into strips
  • 9ozRigatoni,or Penne pasta
  • 2cupsfire roasted tomato pasta sauce
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • cupRomano Cheese,finely grated
  • 1garlic clove,finely minced
  • red pepper flakes,to taste (optional, for added heat)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • 1pintgrape tomatoes,diced into halves
  • 12ozfresh mzarella,grated
  • 16fresh Basil leaves,chopped chiffonade style

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook pasta to al dente according to directions listed on package.

  2. While pasta is boiling, in a separate medium saucepan over medium-low heat, heat tomato pasta sauce, heavy cream, Romano cheese, garlic, optional red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese melts.

  3. Drain cooked pasta well, return pasta to pot. Add in grilled diced chicken, grape tomatoes, half of the mozzarella, and half of the basil ribbons then pour the warm sauce over the mixture. Toss to evenly coat.

  4. Pour mixture into a greased casserole or baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and cook pasta uncovered for about 20 to 25 minutes until cheese is golden.

  5. Serve warm sprinkled with remaining fresh basil.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 411.08kcal
  • Fat: 16.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.20g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.20g
  • Fiber: 3.89g
  • Sugar: 8.13g
  • Protein: 22.29g
  • Cholesterol: 73.68mg
  • Sodium: 643.43mg
  • Calcium: 142.83mg
  • Potassium: 679.54mg
  • Iron: 2.02mg
  • Vitamin A: 159.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.27mg
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