Chicken Pasta in Creamy Tomato Sauce

This chicken pasta has a creamy and light tomato alfredo sauce. The sauce has very little cream but it tastes gourmet! An easy chicken pasta recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

p-a-s-t-a !! This stuff is yummy! I’m about to change the way you think about creamy chicken pasta.

This chicken pasta has a light creamy tomato Alfredo sauce. The sauce boasts 6 fresh tomatoes, and very little cream but carries so much flavor! It is ridiculously good minus all the heaviness of traditional creamy Alfredo. It tastes fancy but this pasta recipe is really simple to make.

This simple method of cooking chicken breast is my favorite – it’s so tender and juicy! Plus, the chicken is cooked in the same pot as the sauce for simplicity and a boost of flavor as the wine deglazes the pan. This pasta also re-heats really well making it a great work-lunch option.

This chicken pasta has a creamy and light tomato alfredo sauce. The sauce has very little cream but it tastes gourmet! An easy chicken pasta recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Chicken Pasta in Creamy Tomato Sauce:

3/4 lb linguini or fettuccine pasta
1 lb (2 medium) chicken breasts, trimmed
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 Tbsp olive oil
6 Roma tomatoes, diced (plus more to garnish if desired)
1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp hot chili flakes, (optional – omit if making for children)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil, plus more to serve
1 garlic clove, pressed
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup chardonnay or other dry white wine
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Parmesan cheese to serve

This chicken pasta has a creamy and light tomato alfredo sauce. The sauce has very little cream but it tastes gourmet! An easy chicken pasta recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

How To Make Chicken Pasta in Creamy Tomato Sauce:

1. Cook pasta in salted water with 1 Tbsp olive oil until aldente according to package instructions. Rinse, drain (I used my OXO bowl)  and set aside.

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2. Trim chicken and season both sides generously with salt and pepper. Heat a large deep pan ( I used my Dutch oven)  with 2 Tbsp oil over medium heat. Add chicken and sauté the first side until golden brown (5 minutes), flip, cover and sauté another 5 min or until done. Remove from pan and rest 10 minutes before slicing against the grain.

This chicken pasta has a creamy and light tomato alfredo sauce. The sauce has very little cream but it tastes gourmet! An easy chicken pasta recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

3. In the same pan (no need to rinse it), over med/high heat, add diced tomatoes, green onion, 1/4 tsp chili flakes, 2 Tbsp chopped basil, pressed garlic clove and 4 Tbsp butter. Season with 1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste. Add 1 cup wine and cook stirring occasionally until mixture is soft and most of the wine has evaporated.

4. Once there is only 1/4 cup liquid remaining, stir in 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 tsp salt or season to taste.

This chicken pasta has a creamy and light tomato alfredo sauce. The sauce has very little cream but it tastes gourmet! An easy chicken pasta recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

This chicken pasta has a creamy and light tomato alfredo sauce. The sauce has very little cream but it tastes gourmet! An easy chicken pasta recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

5. Add back the chicken then season to taste if needed. Warm through gently for 2 minutes then toss the pasta with the sauce. Serve with parmesan, chopped fresh parsley and more diced tomatoes for extra freshness.

This chicken pasta has a creamy and light tomato alfredo sauce. The sauce has very little cream but it tastes gourmet! An easy chicken pasta recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

Chicken Pasta in Creamy Tomato Sauce

4.87 from 15 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
This chicken pasta has a light creamy tomato sauce. It is quite flavorful and comforting minus all the heaviness of traditional creamy alfredo.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $12-$15
Servings: 6 servings as a main course

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb linguini or fettuccine pasta
  • 1 lb 2 medium chicken breasts, trimmed
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 roma tomatoes diced (plus more to garnish if desired)
  • 1/4 cup green onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp hot chilli flakes (optional - omit if making for children)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil plus more to serve
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chardonnay or other dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese to serve

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in salted water with 1 Tbsp olive oil until aldente according to package instructions. Rinse, drain and set aside.
  2. Trim chicken and season both sides generously with salt and pepper. Heat a large deep pan or dutch oven with 2 Tbsp oil over medium heat. Add chicken and sauté the first side until golden brown (5 minutes), flip, cover and sauté another 5 min or until done. Remove from pan and rest 10 minutes before slicing against the grain.
  3. In the same pan (no need to rinse it), over med/high heat, add diced tomatoes, green onion, 1/4 tsp chili flakes, 2 Tbsp chopped basil, pressed garlic clove and 4 Tbsp butter. Season with 1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste. Add 1 cup wine and cook stirring occasionally until mixture is soft and most of the wine has evaporated.
  4. Once there is only 1/4 cup liquid remaining, stir in 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 tsp salt or season to taste.
  5. Add back the chicken then season to taste if needed. Warm through gently for 2 minutes then toss the pasta with the sauce. Serve with parmesan, chopped fresh parsley and more diced tomatoes for extra freshness.

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This chicken pasta has a creamy and light tomato alfredo sauce. The sauce has very little cream but it tastes gourmet! An easy chicken pasta recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

This chicken pasta has a creamy and light tomato alfredo sauce. The sauce has very little cream but it tastes gourmet! An easy chicken pasta recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Yelena
    August 5, 2018

    I made this one today and it was soooo good:) I was a bit worried the chiken might be dry, but it was really juicy. I used chicken broth instead and added cherry tomatoes, some fresh dill and green onion to garnish. We had no basil, but my family doesn’t like it much anyway. I also added some gruyere cheese. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2018

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful additions with us, Yelena! I’m happy you made it perfect for your family! Reply

  • Paulina Machuca
    April 28, 2018

    This is a delicious recipe. I’ve used chicken broth instead of wine. My family loved it. Big thanks. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 28, 2018

      You’re welcome Paulina! I’m happy to hear your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • December 4, 2017

    Great recipe! My kids love this! I do sometimes substitute chicken broth for the wine. Delicious either way! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 4, 2017

      I’m glad to hear the recipe is a HIT with the whole family! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Tamara! Reply

  • Laura Hone
    October 14, 2017

    I just made this dish…absolutely fantastic! My husband loved it and he is still raving about…told me to feel free to make it again soon!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 14, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad to hear you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Laura! Reply

  • Evgeniya
    August 27, 2017

    Absolutely delicious!!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 27, 2017

      I’m glad you love it! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Inna
    July 10, 2017

    I don’t think one comment is enough for this recipe!! My husband loves this dish and he’s not a huge fan of pasta! The only thing I never add cause I rarely have it is basil. But seriously an absolute favorite in our family!! I try to make double the recipe because it’s even better the next day!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 10, 2017

      What a fantastic review! I’m so glad to hear how much everyone enjoys this recipe! Thanks for sharing Inna 🙂 Reply

  • Julie
    January 12, 2017

    Hi Natasha! Can i freeze this recipe ? Would it taste weird after wards.
    Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 12, 2017

      Hi Julie, I haven’t tried to freeze this so I can’t say for sure, but I do think it’s worth a test :). I think it could work well. Reply

  • Inna
    October 19, 2016

    Insanely delicious! One of my favorite dishes! I’ve already made it twice! I’m a huge fan of tomatoes. Only thing I added differently was some mozzarella at the end to add some extra cheeziness! Thank you a million for this recipe Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 19, 2016

      Inna, you are very welcome, thank you for such a nice review 😁! Reply

  • ZS
    July 15, 2016

    The pasta overall was ok, but few things need to be changed for me in order to make it second time.
    The idea of adding green onion and basil to saute with garlic and tomatoes are not good… Why? First of all, basil lost its wonderful flavor and color. Second of all, the color of green onion are not bright green, it is dark green like caned sorrel – which I wasn’t happy of it. For next time, when I will make this dish, I will definitely saute basil and green onions. I will saute only tomatoes, garlic and replacing green onions with sweet onion. But, I will definitely add basil and green onion before serving dish. Reply

  • jlpm1957
    July 12, 2016

    I just want to say that we love this recipe so much, it’s simply called “The Pasta” at our house – all other pasta pales by comparison!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 12, 2016

      Thank you for such a nice review, looks like you have a new favorite 😁. Reply

  • ogris
    July 2, 2016

    wow!great stuff. used chicken broth instead of wine. was awesome! quick, easy stuff.Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 2, 2016

      Thank you for the nice review 😁. Reply

  • ira
    June 29, 2016

    Hi natasha,
    what can i use instead of the white wine? dont have an handy! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 29, 2016

      Hi Ira, you could replace it with chicken broth but it won’t have the same depth of flavor. Reply

  • Inna
    June 20, 2016

    Hey Natasha would it turn out much different if I didn’t use basil? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 20, 2016

      Hmmm… the basil is nice and adds some great fresh flavor and aroma. Do you have dried basil you could use? I think it would still work without it if you dislike basil. Reply

  • Lana
    June 14, 2016

    My husband hardly ever opts for a pasta dish (unless it’s lasagna) but when I made this he said it was the best pasta he’s ever tried! Definitely a keeper 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2016

      That’s awesome! I’m so happy to hear that! 🙂 Reply

  • Michelle Winbush
    June 11, 2016

    Looks yummy. I’m going to try with shrimp. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2016

      Thanks Michelle, let me know how you like it with shrimp 😀. Reply

  • Jas
    May 28, 2016

    Natasha I came across your site few days ago and YES I’m so glad I did. This is the first recipe I tried it was AMAZING even my 2 picky teens boys loved it. It was simple and easy. Your recipes and instructions are very easy to follow. Thank you I’m hooked on your site. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 29, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you so much for sharing that with us :). That is the best when kids love what we parents make 🙂 Reply

  • Diane S Lukashevich
    May 24, 2016

    absolutely delicious! one of my favorite recipe! thank you 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 25, 2016

      Thank you so much for the awesome review! I’m so happy you liked it 🙂 Reply

  • May 24, 2016

    This looks incredible!!!. Thanks for sharing this great recipe with us. Now i have found something better to prepare for my family this weekend, i believe they got to love it. Awesome post. Reply

  • Inna
    May 20, 2016

    Hi, thanks for the recipe! Do you think this dish would freeze well? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 20, 2016

      Hi Inna, I haven’t tried freezing this but I think it would work fine. Reply

  • 😊
    May 20, 2016

    Thankyou for this amazingly delicious recipe! We loved it. The sauce is phenomenal! It was perfect spot on! I used broth instead of wine and it still was awesome! God bless you ,your family and the work you do! 👍 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 20, 2016

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it 😁. Blessings to you and your family! Reply

  • Natalia Nash
    May 19, 2016

    Delish! Family loved it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 19, 2016

      Awesome! I’m so happy to hear that! 🙂 Reply

  • Erica
    May 18, 2016

    I am afraid the chicken breast just grilled on a pan might be dry. Is there any trick that you use to make it more juicy? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 18, 2016

      If you sauté it this way, covering it halfway through, it will turn out really tender and juicy. It’s when you pre-sliced chicken breast and then try to sauté it that it turns out dry. Searing the chicken on a skillet and then allowing it to rest for a little bit produces really juicy results! Reply

  • Hailey
    May 17, 2016

    I made this tonight! I only made a half because there are just two of us. I used Italian seasoning instead of basil. It was so so yummy! I will for sure be making this again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 17, 2016

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it!! Thanks for sharing that with us 🙂 Reply

  • K.
    May 17, 2016

    Yum looks delicious, and is there anything else what I can use instead of wine? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 17, 2016

      The wine adds so much amazing flavor but you if you had to, you could use chicken broth. Reply

  • Victoria
    May 17, 2016

    Great recipe, Natasha! Cooked pretty quick, which is important. Even my kids (picky eaters 5 & 1 yrs old) loved it! I substituted fresh basil with dry 2 tsp, and it still turned out delicious, but I’m pretty sure it would be even more flavorful with fresh one. Next time will try exactly as in the recipe. Thank you, for your wonderful website full of great recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 17, 2016

      You’ve already made it? You’re so quick!! I’m so glad you all enjoyed it, especially the kids! That’s music to my ears 🙂 Reply

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