Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach, a delicious dish ready in just 30 minutes.  Rich and creamy alfredo sauce, tender garlicky chicken and nutritious sun-dried tomatoes and spinach; this it dinner taken to the very next level.

Overhead shoot of a black plate with pasta, a fork on the side and spinach leaves

Whenever l run out of ideas for dinner, l know there is always the good old pasta that everybody loves.

The regular tomato sauce is nice, but how about something different? Like heavenly different? This creamy pasta sauce is to die for.

It might be a tad rich because of the cream, it it is worth every single calory. Trust me, you have to give it a try, you have no idea what you lose here.

And because the recipe is ready in well under 30 minutes, it makes a fantastic midweek dinner, that everybody can dig into, little ones included.

A fork with aldredo pasta and a black plate with more pasta in the background

How do you make homemade alfredo pasta sauce?

We only need a few ingredients here: butter, double cream (heavy cream), garlic and parmesan. You can omit the garlic, but that’s the killer ingredient, so I’d keep it.

Start by melting the butter, add the cream, and stir for a few minutes, until it thickens into a sauce. Add the minced garlic, parmesan, and that’s it.

This sauce is great for any kind of pasta, and it beats any other cheese sauce you can buy in a store.

How do you make the chicken alfredo pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach?

Start by grilling the chicken. Cut the chicken breasts into chunks, season with paprika, garlic granules, salt and pepper, then grill for about 5 minutes until cooked through.

Add the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach, and cook for 1-2 minutes so that the spinach can wilt.

When the pasta is cooked, drain well, add the sauce, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach, and top with more cheese.

And it’s the most delicious midweek dinner you can ask for. It’s flavourful, it’s deliciously cheesey, and it fills you up nicely.

Half a plate of chicken alfredo with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach

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Half a plate of chicken alfredo with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach
Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach, a delicious dish ready in just 30 minutes.  Rich and creamy alfredo sauce, tender garlicky chicken and nutritious sun-dried tomatoes and spinach; this it dinner taken to the very next level.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alfredo pasta sauce
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1243 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 2 small chicken breasts
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup thick double cream (or heavy cream)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. 

  2. While pasta is cooking, dice the chicken breasts, place them in a re-sealable bag together with the oil,  one teaspoon of garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. 

  3. Shake the bag well to coat the chicken, add the oil to a pan, then cook the chicken on high heat until tender and brown, that should take about 5 minutes.

  4. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes and add them to the pan together with the spinach and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  5. To make the alfrefo sauce, melt the butter in a pan, add the heavy cream and garlic powder and stir well for about 5 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.

  6. Grate the parmesan and add it to the, leaving some to top the pasta when ready. Stir in the minced garlic.

  7. When the pasta is cooked, drain the water and add the pasta to the sauce together with the chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach.

  8. Remove from the heat, transfer to a plate and grate some more parmesan on top.

  9. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1243 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72g 111%
Saturated Fat 43g 215%
Cholesterol 343mg 114%
Sodium 1846mg 77%
Potassium 3091mg 88%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 22g
Protein 70g 140%
Vitamin A 93.7%
Vitamin C 36.5%
Calcium 27.1%
Iron 41.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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6 Comments

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    Simon Vanbecelaere
    March 16, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Mmm… that looks way too good! I’m instant hungry right now! Must try this soon! Made alfredo before but never with dried tomatoes and spinach.

    Thank you!

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    larissa
    February 24, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    can creme fraiche be used instead of heavy cream?

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