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Italian Chicken Pasta

Delicious Italian Chicken Pasta Recipe

Ingredients:

For Chicken and Pasta:
  • 5 Boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets
  • 12 oz. Spaghetti noodles
  • ½ cup Flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. Oil
For the Sauce:
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 4 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 2 Small tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Flour
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Red pepper flakes

How To Make Italian Chicken Pasta:

1. Cook the Spaghetti:
  • Cook the spaghetti according to your preference, drain, and set aside.
2. Prepare the Chicken:
  • In a Ziploc bag, combine ½ cup flour, 1 tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. garlic powder, and 2 tsp. Italian seasoning. Shake to combine.
  • Add the chicken to the Ziploc bag and shake to coat well.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat on the stove and add the chicken. Saute until browned on each side and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
3. Prepare the Sauce:
  • In the same skillet, add the butter and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Mix in the onions and saute until softened.
  • Add in the tomatoes and garlic, saute for 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning.
  • Whisk in the heavy whipping cream and Parmesan cheese. Saute until the sauce thickens.
4. Combine and Serve:
  • Stir the cooked spaghetti into the sauce and add the chicken back into the skillet before serving.

Tips:

  • For extra flavor, you can marinate the chicken breasts in Italian dressing for a few hours before cooking.
  • Use freshly grated Parmesan cheese for the best flavor in the sauce.
  • Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes according to your spice preference.
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FAQs:

1. Can I use other types of pasta instead of spaghetti?

  • Yes, you can use any type of pasta you prefer. Penne, fettuccine, or rigatoni work well with this recipe.

2. Can I make this dish ahead of time?

  • While the dish is best served fresh, you can prepare the sauce and cook the chicken in advance. Reheat the sauce and chicken separately before combining with freshly cooked pasta.

3. Can I substitute heavy cream with milk for a lighter version?

  • Yes, you can use milk instead of heavy cream, but the sauce might not be as rich and creamy. You can also use half-and-half for a lighter option.

4. How can I add more vegetables to this dish?

  • You can add vegetables like spinach, bell peppers, or mushrooms to the sauce for extra flavor and nutrition. Simply saute them along with the onions and tomatoes.