It’s 8:30 p.m. on Thursday night and I’m just sitting down from my day — which started at 5:30 a.m. It was a crazy day. With the holiday’s here it’s only going to get busier. Busy is always welcomed, but when things get going I love anything that makes life easy. Lately I’ve been living on one pot meals and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
We love entertaining and with our kitchen renovation nearly finished, I know there will be numerous dinner parties in our near future. Luckily for Nick he doesn’t have to wait as I decided to test out a new recipe, creamy chicken + sun dried tomato pasta.
I couldn’t be happier with the dish or Barilla Pronto Pasta. I was able to make this dish in less than 30 minutes! #winning
Of course, I paired the pasta with a nice glass of Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon [Brand Mantra: Celebrating the Farmer in Every Glass].
For dessert, I kept it simple with some cookies from the Pepperidge Farm chocolate cookie collection! YUM! Honestly, I could have eaten the entire box [Cookie Collection provides quick and easy entertaining for everyday and holiday. The perfect little something to keep on hand when guests pop by!].
Creamy Chicken + Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
salt, to taste
Cook pasta according to package instructions.
Slice sun-dried tomatoes into smaller bits and add them back to the skillet with chicken. Add half and half and cheese to the skillet, too, and bring to a gentle boil. Immediately reduce to simmer and cook, constantly stirring, until all cheese melts and creamy sauce forms. Once the pasta has been cooking for 5 minutes pour water and pasta into the skillet with the chicken and stir to combine. Add red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
Let it simmer for additional 5 minutes to allow the pasta to finish cooking.
Top with fresh basil and enjoy!
Oh and don’t forget to pour yourself a big glass of red!
Not looking for anything too fancy use a jar of Barilla Pasta Sauce and shredded rotisserie chicken with the Barilla Pronto Pasta and enjoy — Easy breezy. Plus, you’ll have more time to spend with guests.
About Barilla– Barilla Pronto, the easy-to-prepare pasta that is ready in minutes. It is prepared in one pan – no need to wait for water to boil, and no draining is required! Available in 5 delicious shapes (Spaghetti, Penne, Rotini, Elbows, Linguine), Barilla Pronto helps make your pasta mealtime prep faster and easier – all in one pan!– Pronto provides the quality that people expect in Barilla pasta, only easier. You can eat pasta more often; new convenience – yet still nutritious.
Overall Thoughts: Barilla Pasta is my new go-to pasta! Honestly, I love anything that makes my life easier!
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How do you take the stress out of holiday entertaining?