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White Balsamic and Basil Chicken Pasta

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Sometimes I just want something quick, easy, and light. I love to cook meals that take a little more work, thought, preparation and time, but I also am a mom, wife, blogger, friend, etc and I just feel worn out. I need a meal that can come together with little thought, but still be fantastic. This is definitely one of those meals, White Balsamic and Basil Chicken Pasta. I realize that you do need to make a little trip to Costco, but if you don’t have a membership just run to your local grocery store and find a similar dressing. Really you could do a Sun-dried tomato, or Italian. There’s just something especially delicious about the Culinary Treasures, White Balsamic Citrus Basil Dressing.

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One of my favorite things about this pasta is that you could eat it warm or cold, vegetarian or with meat, switch up the veggies etc and it will still be delicious. I love a recipe that you can easily make your own.

I do highly recommend trying it with sun-dried tomatoes. They add a sweet pop of flavor that is absolutely delicious with this dressing.

Are Sun-Dried Tomatoes Dried In the Sun?

For a tomato to be called “sun dried” it only has have to been dried partially in the sun. 

Some “sun dried” tomatoes begin the drying process indoors and then, to finish drying, are moved to drying racks in the sun. 

Other “sun dried” tomatoes are actually dried in the sun.

No matter how they are really dried, the flavor is the same.

What Is Balsamic Vinegar Made From?

True balsamic vinegar is made from the Trebbiano grape.

The rich brown color comes from being aged in wood casks, often for decades.

Is Broccoli Good For You?

Broccoli is high in Vitamins K and C.

Broccoli is a good source of folic acid and also contains  potassium and fiber.

White Balsamic and Basil Chicken Pasta

White Balsamic and Basil Chicken Pasta

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Recipe by me

  • 1 Chicken Breast Large Boneless, Skinless
  • White Balsamic Citrus Basil Dressing Culinary Treasures, or any favorite vinaigrette
  • 1/2 box Pasta Bow Tie
  • 1/2 Cup Sun-dried Tomatoes Oil Packed
  • 1 bunch broccoli small, steamed
  • Parmesan Cheese Shredded

Instructions

  • In a ziploc bag add the chicken and enough dressing to coat the chicken.  Allow to marinate at least two hours or up to 1 day.
  • Remove the chicken from the bag, and discard any remaining marinade.
  • Grill on a grill pan for 5-7 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, place the pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water and cook until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta, but keep it in the pot.
  • Thinly slice the chicken and add it, the broccoli, and sun-dried tomatoes into the pot with the pasta.
  • Toss with a little of the white balsamic citrus basil dressing until evenly coated.
  • Top with a little Parmesan cheese to taste.
Nutrition Facts
White Balsamic and Basil Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 153mg7%
Potassium 1286mg37%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1084IU22%
Vitamin C 142mg172%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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6 comments

  • I love quick and easy recipes! This one sounds great and I can't wait to try it.
    I featured this recipe on my weekly What to Cook Wednesday post. I hope you will stop by and check it out!

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  • We made this tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing Carrian! We couldn't find the dressing at our Costco 🙁 so we just used the sundried tomato like you suggested.

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  • I'm going to have to look for that dressing, because this sounds wonderful!

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  • Girl..I hear ya. We all need a break from time consuming dinners! This sounds great!

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  • Yum, sounds easy peasy and like it has some great flavor.

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