Chicken Pasta with Creamy Basil Sauce
Bowtie pasta with broccoli in a creamy basil sauce with red bell pepper.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 4 people
- 3/4 lb. bowtie pasta
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 3 tablespoons Knorr SavorRich Chicken Liquid Seasoning
- 12 ounces chicken breast cubed
- 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup fresh milk
- 1/4 cup basil chopped
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/4 all-purpose flour
- 5 tablespoons salted butter
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Water for cooking the pasta
Prepare the chicken by adding 3 tablespoons of Knorr SavorRich Chicken Liquid Seasoning. Mix until the chicken is completely coated. Let it stay for 15 minutes.
Boil water in a cooking pot. Add pasta. Cook for 7 minutes. Put the broccoli into the same pot. Boil for 4 minutes. Drain the water and set the pasta and broccoli aside.
Melt 1 ½ tablespoons butter in a pan. Add the marinated chicken once the butter starts to bubble. Continue to cook for 5 minutes more after the chicken turns light brown. Set aside.
Prepare the creamy basil sauce by melting the remaining butter on a cooking pot. Add all-purpose flour and stir thoroughly until both ingredients are well blended. Pour milk and continue to stir until it starts to boil. Add the fresh chopped basil. Stir and cook for 30 seconds. Pour heavy whipping cream and add cheese. Stir until all ingredients are well blended.
Add the cooked chicken back into the pot. Stir. Cook for 30 seconds.
Add red bell pepper and season with ground black pepper.
Put the cooked pasta and broccoli back into the pot. Toss.
Transfer to a serving plate. Share and enjoy!
Calories: 882kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 927mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 42.5% | Vitamin C: 51.5% | Calcium: 43.7% | Iron: 33.2%