Easy One Pot Chicken Pasta with Light Basil Cream Sauce – the perfect dinner for pasta lovers who are watching their waistlines!
Looking for a quick comforting dinner idea?
Want to make it in one single pan for easy clean up??
Oh yes… and you want it to be healthy for your family???
I’ve got you covered.
Today’s One Pot Chicken Pasta with Light Basil Cream Sauce is a win-win-win.
It’s soooo cozy and delicious, with whole wheat gemelli twists, tender morsels of chicken, and a silky herbaceous cream sauce that tastes decadent, although it’s not.
Start this One Pot Chicken Pasta with Light Basil Cream Sauce by sautéing chicken pieces for a couple minutes. We’re not trying to cook the chicken through here, because it will go back in the pan later.
Remove the chicken and add the pasta to the pan with 3 cups of water. Cover the pan and allow the pasta to simmer until all the water has absorbed…. the pasta won’t be quite cooked through either at this point.
Then puree low fat milk, light sour cream, fresh basil and garlic together into a creamy sauce. Pour the basil cream sauce over the pasta and toss to coat.
Allow the pasta to simmer a couple minutes before adding the chicken back to the skillet.
Then toss in the chicken, and simmer another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
Voila! See how easy that was?
I like to add fresh grape tomatoes to the pasta when it’s finished cooking to add a bit of color, sweetness, and fresh juicy pop!
Our One Pot Chicken Pasta with Light Basil Cream Sauce is so easy to make, it might become a “regular” on the dinner schedule. Heck, your kids might even be able to make it themselves.
And they’ll love serving this light and healthy pasta dish on gorgeous, yet crack resistant, Q Squared NYC dishes.
We are crazy over our Q Squared dinnerware (and flatware) because they come in so many fabulous patterns, and we never have to worry about the kids “helping” with dinner and clean up.
And we love them even more when they are piled high with luxurious, yet easy to make, pasta dishes like this one!
PAGE: 1 2