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One Pot Creamy Smoked Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken

Looking for an easy weeknight meal? Make this One Pot Creamy Smoked Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken and spinach in under 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 390kcal
Author Katie


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ white onion sliced thin
  • 1 3 oz. bag of Smoked Sun-Dried Tomatoes Julienne Cut
  • 3 cups dried mini farfalle pasta
  • 32 oz. box of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups fresh spinach chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup pecorino romano grated
  • 24 basil leaves chiffonade


  • Season the chicken tenders with salt and pepper on each side. Then preheat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the grape seed oil and place the chicken in the skillet. Cook the chicken tenders for 2 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 2 minutes. Chicken should be almost cooked through but not fully cooked (and browned).
  • Next, add in the salted butter, minced garlic, and white onions to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and saute for 1 minute. Next, add in the Smoked Sun-Dried Tomatoes and farfalle pasta. Mix, well for 1 minute, then add in the box of low-sodium chicken broth.
  • Mix well, place the lid on the pot and cook for 12 minutes. Stir 1-2 times. While the pasta cooks, chop the chicken into bite size pieces. Once the broth is almost absorbed add the chicken back to the pot as well as the fresh spinach. Turn the heat off to the skillet and mix for one minute until incorporated. Then, pour in the heavy cream--mix a little longer and place the lid on the skillet for 5 minutes.
  • Before serving, add in the grated pecorino romano cheese, and the basil leaves. Divide evenly among plates and enjoy.


This recipe was created with regular wheat pasta. Gluten-free or whole wheat won't work with this amount of liquid and time.


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 1096mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2005IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3mg