Creamy Chicken and Sundried Tomato Pasta


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME 25 minutes


Penne Pasta

To share or not to share? A quick and easy chicken pasta dish with a creamy sundried tomato sauce from recipe creator Anna Janecka. High in protein thanks to the ZENB Penne and chicken but could also be made vegetarian!


  • 1 pack of ZENB Penne
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I use the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes)
  • 1 medium chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped red pepper flakes to taste
  • 10-12 sun-dried tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 ball of mozzarella cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan, grated
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup basil, julienned
  • salt and pepper to taste



Bring a large pot of water to a boil and start cooking the Pasta as directed on the package. (The sauce should be done before the pasta is finished cooking and when the pasta is done al-dente, drain it reserving some of the cooking water.)


Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat, add the chicken and cook until lightly golden brown on all sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.


Add the garlic, red pepper flakes and sundried tomatoes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.


Add the wine and deglaze the pan before adding the broth and cream and bringing everything to a simmer.


Reduce the heat to medium-low, let the pan cool, mozzarella, parmesan and dried basil, and stir until the cheese melts about 3-4 minutes.


Remove from heat season with salt and pepper to taste, mix in the pasta along with enough of the reserved pasta water to make a nice and creamy sauce before, adding the fresh basil.

Tasty Tips

Finish with freshly grated parmesan and fresh basil

Add roasted cherry or grape tomatoes, by roasting them in a heavy bottom pan until they blister and char, about 5-7 minutes, for the contrasting juiciness and acidity.


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