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Delicious Chickpea Lentil Pasta, tossed with rich sun-dried tomato sauce and grilled chicken, and topped with mozzarella — it makes a nutritious and healthy dinner for the whole family! ❤ COOKTORIA.COM
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Chicken Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Delicious Chickpea Lentil Pasta, tossed with rich sun-dried tomato sauce and grilled chicken, and topped with mozzarella — it makes a nutritious and healthy dinner for the whole family!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chickapea pasta recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Tania Sheff

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Chickapea Penne
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast (500 g.)
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil (oil drained) (30 g.)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil (I use oil from sun-dried tomatoes) (15 g.)
  • ½ cup water (120 ml.)
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes (1.5 g)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • ½ cup Half & Half (120 ml.)
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese (65 g.)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella (130 g.)
  • Fresh thyme, to garnish

Instructions

  • Start by blending the sun-dried tomatoes with water until a smooth puree forms (it should have the consistency of sour cream). Once ready, set aside.
  • Cut the chicken into ½-inch-thick slices and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • In a large, nonstick skillet, heat up 1 tbsp. of olive oil from the sun-dried tomato jar and fry the chicken slices for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and cut into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil, and cook Chickapea penne for 3-5 minutes. Drain, rinse, and set aside.
  • To prepare the sauce, place the sun-dried tomato puree, red pepper flakes, garlic, half & half, and parmesan into a large skillet and bring to a simmer. Cook it for about 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken pieces and penne to the sauce and mix everything well.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and broil for 5 minutes, until the cheese melts. Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley, and serve immediately.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 600mg | Iron: 1.8mg