Made these for a cooking tasting contest at my church, but they were out before the contest even began! Dang!.

For those who have a penchant for the authentic flavors of Italy, the Italian Chicken Pasta serves as a comforting culinary journey. This dish harmoniously intertwines succulent chicken pieces with perfectly cooked pasta, all drenched in a creamy, herbaceous sauce. Every mouthful is a testament to the rich and timeless Italian gastronomy that resonates with pasta enthusiasts all over the globe.

Pairing this delightful pasta with a crisp garden salad doused in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette offers a contrasting freshness, balancing out the rich pasta. Throw in some toasted garlic bread or crunchy bruschetta, and your meal is elevated to a whole new level of Italian goodness. And what’s an Italian feast without wine? A robust red wine, perhaps a Chianti or a Sangiovese, would be the cherry on top.

Italian Chicken Pasta Recipe:

For the chicken & pasta:

4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets

12 oz. preferred pasta (e.g., linguine, fettuccine)

½ cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp Italian seasoning

2 tbsp oil

Salt & pepper, as needed

For the creamy sauce:

1 onion, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

4 tbsp butter

2 ripe tomatoes, diced

1 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup white wine

½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1 tsp Italian seasoning

½ tsp salt

Optional: ¼ tsp red pepper flakes


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