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Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Bacon Cream Sauce in a bowl on a wooden board
Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Bacon Cream Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Bacon Cream Sauce is a comforting dish that's perfect for the chillier fall days ahead.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, comfort food
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 633 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Ingredients
  • 12-oz. orecchiette pasta
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 cups baby spinach, stems trimmed
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside. Reserve bacon grease in skillet.

  3. Coat chicken breasts in flour and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook chicken in skillet over medium-high heat until lightly browned on each side and no longer pink inside. Remove to plate and slice into thin strips and set aside.

  4. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and the spinach and cook over medium heat until the spinach is slightly wilted, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken broth and stir, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the thyme leaves, butter, heavy cream and the Parmesan. Simmer for 5-7 minutes. Add the cooked pasta, bacon and sliced chicken and toss until fully coated. Serve immediately with extra Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Bacon Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 633 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 197mg66%
Sodium 648mg28%
Potassium 1544mg44%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 3101IU62%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.