Creamy Basil Chicken Pasta Recipe

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This is a rich & creamy pasta that has quickly become a favorite with my family & friends. I like lots of garlic so feel free to cut the amount down to suit your personal tastes.

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Servings: 6


Cost per serving $2.52 view details


  1. Boil pasta per package directions. Drain (do not rinse!) and put back into pot. Add about a tablespoon of olive oil and then cover to keep warm.
  2. While the pasta is boiling chop chicken and place in zip top storage bag. Add breadcrumbs shake and use your hands to press crumbs into chicken until completely coated and most of the crumbs are no longer loose.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add chicken and toss occasionally so that all sides get browned. About 7 minutes in add garlic and toss. Try to toss this instead of ‘stirring‘ it, this will help the breadcrumbs stay attached to the chicken. Cook for about 3 more minutes (check largest piece to make sure its done) and remove chicken from pan.
  4. If there is a ton of oil left in the pan pour most of it out, if not, add chicken broth, cream, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then add cheese, bring back to a boil and cook, whisking occasionally for 5 minutes. Add basil and boil, whisking occasionally, for another 5 minutes.
  5. Pour over pasta and stir until combined. Garnish with basil.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 178g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 405  
Calories from Fat 306 76%
Total Fat 34.71g 43%
Saturated Fat 16.93g 68%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 950mg 40%
Potassium 154mg 4%
Total Carbs 9.52g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Sugars 1.33g 1%
Protein 14.42g 23%



  • Brittany Desormeaux
    February 16, 2010
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Kristen Anderson
      February 24, 2012
      My husband loves alfredo sauce, but I'm not too keen on it. This recipe, however, was a huge hit for both of us! Can get a little bit messy to make the sauce if you are in a hurry, but so tasty!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      • Arturo Féliz-Camilo
        July 29, 2012
        Yumm! Love basil recipes!
        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


        • ShaleeDP
          October 24, 2014
          I love pasta... i like learning more recipes.
          • linda davis
            February 19, 2009
            this was a great recipe, one that my whole family loved, including two fussy children. thanks
            • Rose Elliott
              March 13, 2008
              Mouthwatering! Thanks.

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