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Creamy tomato chicken pasta in a green bowl- Aldi chicken recipes

30 Minute Tomato Chicken Pasta


  • Author: Deborah Thompson
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x

Description

Easy creamy tomato chicken pasta. Golden tender chicken, creamy tomato sauce hugging silky noodles! Only 30 minutes and Aldi ingredients and you've got the perfect dinner!


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless skinless cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 400g tin cherry tomatoes
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 25g mascarpone cheese
  • 15g parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 bunch fresh basil, chopped
  • 15g rocket leaves (optional)
  • 350g dried pasta, cooked according to the package instructions

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, drain and set aside.
  2. Start by dicing the chicken into chunks. This will help it cook faster. 
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and add in the chopped chicken. Season well with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken on all sides until golden. Remove the cooked chicken to a plate while you make the rest of the sauce. *Leave the golden bits on the bottom of the pan. The onion will soften it and add so much flavour.
  4. Add the diced onion and garlic cloves to the pan and saute gently until softened. Scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the pan and mix with the onions.
  5. Add the tinned cherry tomatoes and chicken stock to the pan and bring to a simmer until the tomatoes burst and the stock reduces slightly. This should take about 5-6 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Turn the heat down to low and add the chicken back to the pan and stir in the mascarpone. As you stir the sauce the mascarpone will just melt in.
  7. Stir in the shredded parmesan and give the pasta a very good mix. That parmesan melts into the sauce and makes it all so thick and creamy.
  8. Add in some of the rocket and the basil. Serve it all with extra grated parmesan and lots of fresh cracked pepper for good measure.

Notes

After adding the mascarpone, be sure to not let the sauce boil again otherwise the sauce may split.

You can use spinach in this recipe if you want to add in some extra greens. Add the spinach in when you mix in the mascarpone. It will wilt in just a few minutes.

  • Category: pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: British

Keywords: pasta, creamy tomato, chicken, Aldi recipe, easy dinner