White Balsamic and Basil Chicken Pasta

 

 

 

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 Pasta Fattening?

Pasta isn’t fattening.

If you keep your portion size in check and it’s not stuffed with meat or smothered with cheese or Alfredo sauce, pasta can even be eaten on a weight loss diet.

Pasta can help you feel full longer.

 

White Balsamic and Basil Chicken Pasta

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White Balsamic and Basil Chicken Pasta

Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Mom's Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 1520kcal
Author: Sweet Basil

Ingredients

Recipe by me

  • 1 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Culinary Treasures White Balsamic Citrus Basil Dressing or any favorite vinaigrette
  • 1/2 Box Bow Tie Pasta
  • 1/2 Cup Oil Packed Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 1 Small Bunch of broccoli 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

Serving: 1g | Calories: 1520kcal | Carbohydrates: 212.2g | Protein: 121.7g | Cholesterol: 248.2mg | Fiber: 22.3g | Sugar: 13.8g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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7 comments on “White Balsamic and Basil Chicken Pasta”

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  2. 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!

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

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

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