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Pasta With Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes in Alfredo Sauce

It has been a very busy weekend for me and my family...and I'm so happy to go back to my weekday blogging with this award I got from Wit, Wok and Wisdom. She gave my Siopao the MOST SAVORY BREAD AWARD after I joined her event, Let's Break Bread Together which is a link party where you can link up any veg or non-veg dish which has a hint of bread or bread-like thing in it. I linked up my pandesal and siopao for the said event...and my siopao was chosen for the Most Savory Bread Award. Thanks Wit, Wok and Wisdom! I'm truly so grateful!

Yesterday was my dear friend, Carmi Remmers, 30th birthday. I brought this pasta dish to her overnight birthday celebration at her mother-in-laws' lake house last Saturday. I call it Pasta With Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes in Alfredo Sauce. I started cooking this last year for our Memorial Day potluck...and it has been my family and friends' favorite since then. This creamy pasta recipe combines chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, whipping and table cream and parmesan cheese for a truly satisfying main dish. 

It is always a big hit at parties and it's so easy to make. Everyone is always asking me for the here it is! Try it for yourself with the pasta of your choice! I'm sure you'll love it too! 

Prep Time: ~25 mins               Cook Time: ~20 mins                Servings: 10-12              

  • 2 lbs. spaghetti or any long pasta of your choice
  • 5 cups chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 1 medium -sized yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cups sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
  • 2 cans Nestle table cream
  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp ground basil
  • 2 Knorr chicken cubes
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ground chives for topping


1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken and garlic powder in a bowl and toss. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.
2. In a large pot, bring water to a boil over medium heat. Add 4 tsp salt. Add the spaghetti noodles and cook until tender (see package for cooking time). Drain and set aside.
3. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in melted butter until chicken is cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes.

4. Add garlic and onion. Saute until onion is almost translucent.
5. Add chicken cubes and saute until melted.
6. Add sun-dried tomatoes. Saute for a minute.

7. Reduce heat to medium low. Add cream and heat through. Add basil.
8. Add dissolved cornstarch. Keep on stirring until sauce becomes thick.
9. Turn off heat. Add cooked pasta. Toss until pasta is covered with sauce.
10. Add parmesan cheese. Toss some more.
11. Transfer to a plate. Top with some more parmesan cheese and ground chives.
12. Serve hot!


  1. Oh wow - those people at the party are very lucky in deed! This looks delish!

    Hope all is well with you :)

  2. Sounds delicious. I love sundried tomatoes...mmmmm

  3. YUM!!! I stumbled upon your blog from Melt in Your Mouth Monday - I LOVE LOVE sundried tomatoes - and cream sauce - Oh MY!!!!

  4. Congrats on the Savory Bread Award! Your pasta dish sounds like a crowd pleaser. It's so good to have a go to dish for potlucks.

  5. ooooh - lots of ingredients i love combined into a pasta dish? yes, please! :D

    thanks so much for linking up to mangia mondays!


  6. Firstly you deserve the award and must agree you have great baking skills. Yummy Pasta Tina and maybe its time for me try out at home.

  7. That looks incredible! I never thought of adding the sun-dried tomato's to my Alfredo, but will have to give that a try! YUM!

  8. Congradulations on winning your award.
    I saw your comment on someone else's
    blog and I had to come check you out since you are in Texas. When you have a momment please stop by.

  9. I love this, it sounds amazing!

  10. This looks delicious!!!
    Thank you so much for visiting Concetta's Cafe and following my blog - I am following you now too!!
    Have a wonderful day and please visit again SOON!

  11. Pasta with chicken and sundried tomatoes sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  12. My husband is SURE to flip for this. He loves ANYTHING alfredo!! This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

  13. that looks AMAZING! Thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

  14. Thanks for posting this to Let's Do Brunch. We are featuring it tomorrow. Stop by and take a look and bring another of your wonderful recipes.

  15. Delicious! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try! BTW, we're neighbors. =) I'm also in the DFW area.

  16. I want, I want... I'm gonna make us some!! Thanks!

  17. Tina, sun dried tomatoes are my favorite thing! Ever since I first tried at my American host family's house, I got addicted! You know what I like about this dish - it's spaghetti! It's often penne etc but I still love spaghetti most (my kids opposite, and I use penne for kids since it's easier for them to eat). I don't remember seeing this dish so I probably didn't know you then. Thanks for sending me the link now I get to try this recipe! Sometimes us food bloggers are so busy that we can't go back to archives. It was really nice to find this recipe! Thank you!!!!

  18. Nami, this can work well on any type of pasta...that's one of the many reasons why I love it! :)