Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Chicken

30 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (372 g) each
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4 servings, 1/4 recipe (372 g) each

You might want to hire a waiter to serve this beautiful (but simple) Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Chicken. It's that close in taste to a high-end entrée. Give our restaurant-inspired chicken and pasta recipe a try - you won't be disappointed.

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  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat 2 Tbsp. dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cover. Cook 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (170ºF). Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • Add remaining dressing, broth and seasonings to skillet; cook 3 to 4 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Add cream cheese spread; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in tomatoes; cook 3 min., stirring frequently.
  • Drain pasta. Add to ingredients in skillet with Parmesan and basil; mix well. Serve topped with chicken.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a crisp green salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Dressing.

Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Shrimp

Prepare as directed, substituting farfalle (bow-tie pasta) for the penne and uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp for the chicken, cooking shrimp in the dressing 5 to 6 min. or until shrimp turn pink, stirring frequently. Remove shrimp from skillet; cover to keep warm. Add remaining dressing, broth and seasonings to skillet; continue as directed.


  • 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (372 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (372 g) each
Calories 520
% Daily Value
Total fat 18g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 740mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 8g
Protein 39g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Gabber01 |

    very good

  • ceaserbean |

    We loved this recipe. My 13 yr old son, who is sick of chicken, had seconds.It has so much flavor. I ran out of the Sun-Dried dressing. I used Sun-Dried Parm dressing. It worked. I also cut up the chicken and mixed with the penne. I added red pepper julian style. I would definitely make it again.

  • matt_fraser |

    This recipe is AWESOME!! I've made it several times now and love it. The combination of flavours is superb. I'll confess its not as good heated up as left overs but the flavours from a fresh batch again, is simply awesome. Thanks for sharing this recipe.