Pasta with Chicken and Garlic Cream Sauce




This was another one of those meals that you just come up with on the fly.

I kept trying to think of something for dinner and nothing was jumping out at me.

Do I want fish, chicken, steak, pasta?

So I decided to throw a few things in a hat and just draw the winner that way.

I picked chicken and pasta so that was my jumping off point. I knew I had shredded chicken in the fridge because they had rotisserie chicken on sale at the store so when they do that I will buy a few, shred them, and freeze them to have as a quick chicken addition to a meal.

Then I hit the pantry and found a box of farfalle, yay the main ingredients were found!

So back into the fridge I went to see what goodies I had to throw into the party.

Fresh basil...check

fresh oregano....check

heavy cream....check

Hhmmm this is going to be good!

I always have onions and garlic (Duh you're a food blogger Bobbi) so of course, they had to come to the party too.

This ended up being such a simple, easy meal, but had so much flavor and made my tummy happy.

I do have to confess I am a pasta girl so you know if there is a noodle in it somewhere I am smiling!

In the end, this is a quick and easy meal for a night when you are on the go and need something fast but flavorful




Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Pasta with Chicken and Garlic Cream Sauce

This pasta dish is so easy to make, doesn't use a ton of ingredients, and is guaranteed to become a family favorite!
prep time: 10 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 35 mins

ingredients:


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound short cut pasta (I used farfalle)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of fresh basil, chopped plus a few leaves cut in a chiffonade for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • Kosher salt 
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

instructions


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, add pasta and cook to package directions. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Then add the onion, stirring occasionally until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook one more minute. 
  3. Add the chicken stock, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it is reduced by about half
  4. Add the cream and cook for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, until the sauce is reduced and thick. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Cook for an additional minute or until the chicken is heated through.
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14 comments:

  1. Breathtaking....that looks amazing!

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  2. Dawn here from Spatulas On Parade, thanks for linking up with our Foodie Friends Friday link party. Be sure to come by sunday and vote!

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  3. Looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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    1. Thanks Lois, I love comfort food and this just hits the spot. I am so glad you like it!

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  4. yumm- found you via foodie friday and i'm excited to follow along here and try all these goodies!
    -phoebe
    http://glimpsesofthemoon.blogspot.com/

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    1. Great to meet you Phoebe! Love to make new foodie friends. Going to check out your blog right now :) thanks for the link.

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  5. This recipe looks fantastic and easy to make! I bet it would make a great weeknight meal. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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    1. Erika it is super easy and I love making meals like that. Sometimes it is nice to be able to get in the kitchen and get out right?

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  6. Hi Bobbi,
    I just love a "go-to" recipe like this. I can't wait to try your Pasta with Chicken and Garlic Cream, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

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    1. Thanks so much Helen! I love when I can come up with recipes like this. Sometimes you just want to get in and out of the kitchen right? Thanks so much for hosting a great party!

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  7. thanks for sharing.

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