This Chicken Mozzarella Pasta is so easy to make and can be ready in under 30 minutes! It’s a delicious weeknight dinner the whole family will love.

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Whenever I ask the kids what they want for dinner, I usually get some inspired responses, but frequently their answer is “pasta!” They’re so pasta-mad, I can prepare it in an endless number of ways and they will always gobble it up, no questions asked. But if I really want to get some big oohs and aahhs out of them, this Chicken Mozzarella Pasta is good for a “wow” or two before they start their gobbling!

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If you’re a busy parent, this pasta dish is for you. It doesn’t get much easier than this one. I can whip this recipe up in about 20 minutes, which is perfect when you’ve got a hungry family who’s ready to eat! When you know you have a busy week coming up, pasta is always a good choice. It’s filling, versatile and super simple. Here are some of my favorites — Wild Mushroom PastaPasta MamaBaked Ziti and Lemon Shrimp Pasta

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If this recipe sounds right up your alley, but you (or someone in the family) is vegetarian, you can totally sub tofu or just leave out the chicken entirely. It’s still a satisfying, flavorful dish no matter what. The sautéed onions and sun dried tomatoes are a perfect pair providing a super simple but impressive taste!

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When I made this recipe, I ended up popping my chicken breasts into the air fryer to cook them, but you can also grill them in a cast iron skillet or even boil them and then shred. Or for an even simpler version, pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store to save you a step.

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Make this Chicken Mozzarella Pasta for dinner tonight and let me know what you think!

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Chicken Mozzarella Pasta

This Chicken Mozzarella Pasta is so easy to make and can be ready in under 30 minutes! It's a delicious weeknight dinner the whole family will love.
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Servings: 4
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup oil packed sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 1 16 ounce package pasta, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions 

  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat and cook the onions for 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, sun dried tomatoes and salt and sauté for an additional minute.
  • Add the pasta, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine until heated through and the cheese begins to melt.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Sodium: 590mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 3g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Calories: 510kcal | Fat: 12g | Protein: 37g | Carbohydrates: 60g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. This is such a great dish! but the past 2 times i made it, i’ve had the worst time. Once i threw in way too much kosher salt, and it was not edible. To fix it, i put in tomato paste and cream, and it became absolutely delicious. Today my husband asked me to make it with the creamy tomato sauce again, and turned out i bought diced tomatoes with green chillies by accident, didn’t notice this until i tasted the dish and was confused by the spice. It is still delicious, just afraid it’s way too spicy for the kids, but we will see :).

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