Easy Pasta Recipe: Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken in a Tomato Cream Sauce

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The holidays are a chaotic time of year and after 2 weeks of company I have learned a new appreciation for people who have to cook for a large family on a regular basis. I never realized how hard it was to feed a crowd but this easy pasta recipe was a big hit and can be scaled up or down, depending on how many people you are feeding. Pasta is filling and much of this meal can be made up ahead of time so that dinner can be put on the table without too much chaos at 5 PM when the kids are getting cranky. Make up a large salad earlier in the day and grill the chicken ahead of time if needed. With only 30 minutes of work, this easy pasta recipe will be a big hit!

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Cooking in real life isn’t a lot like those fancy food shows you watch on TV. There is no one here chopping onions for me and my pasta comes out of a box, not made by hand. Real life means I cut corners on occasion. Contadina has created a new ‘Somewhat Famous’ comedic video series. The series is a funny spin off of celebrity reality shows, and takes viewers into the kitchens of real moms, who happen to share the same names as A-list celebrities. If you want a quick chuckle, check out Famous Kitchens with Meg Ryan:

 

My easy pasta recipe may not create quite as much excitement as Meg Ryan’s did but it was a big hit with my family and is an easy meal to create when you have a house full of guests or are pressed for time. Rushing to holiday band concerts, wrapping gifts for teachers and just generally surviving the holiday chaos without going completely crazy means finding easy, healthy and quick meals like the one below.

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Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken in a Tomato Cream Sauce

Yields 8 to 10

Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken in a Tomato Cream Sauce

This easy pasta recipe will feed a crowd with very little work!

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fettuccini
  • 6 chicken breast
  • 2 cups Italian dressing
  • 2 cans Contadina tomato sauce (15 ounces each)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 TBSP dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • fresh basil (optional) for serving

Instructions

  1. Marinate chicken in Italian dressing for 1 hour.
  2. Grill chicken over medium heat (350 degrees) until done, approximately 10 minutes on each side or until no longer pink and juices run clear.
  3. In a large pot of salted water, cook pasta according to package directions
  4. In a medium sauce pan heat olive oil and butter and saute onion and garlic 3 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add in the Contadina tomato sauce, garlic salt, pepper, and oregano. Simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Just before serving add 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir until combined and cheese is melted
  7. To serve: Drain pasta and return to pot. Pour in tomato cream sauce. Stir to combine. Place pasta on dish with sliced grilled chicken on top. Sprinkle with fresh basil if desired.
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Nutrition

Calories

3934 cal

Fat

303 g

Carbs

72 g

Protein

224 g
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Comments

  1. that looks AMAZING. and i love chicken with pasta!
  2. Amber Edwards says
    Oh that sounds amazing! I love that you added in some grilled chicken. That makes it really stand out.
  3. Oriana @mommyhoodsdiary says
    I always love easy dinners ideas. I will for sure try this one. Thanks for sharing!
  4. That sounds like my kind of recipe. Thanks for sharing.
  5. That sauce sound so delicious!

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