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Tuscan Chicken Pasta Sauce

Tuscan Chicken Pasta Sauce can be ready in less than 20 minutes and served atop regular or gluten free pasta for a delicious dinner your whole family will love.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 689 kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 2 tbsp reserved sun dried tomato oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 16 oz shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 7 oz jar sun dried tomatoes drained and chopped
  • 1 15 oz can fired roasted diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 cup whipping cream or half and half
  • 4 oz Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 12 oz pasta boiled and drained
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste


  1. Add the sun dried tomato oil and butter to a large sauce pan and melt over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about one minute until garlic is fragrant.

  2. Add the chicken, sun dried tomatoes, fire roasted tomatoes and juice from the half of lemon. Stir to combine.

  3. Stir in the cream and bring to a simmer. Turn the heat to low and stir in the Parmesan to melt. 

  4. Meanwhile, boil the pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta and reserve half a cup of the pasta cooking water. Stir in the reserved pasta water and the cooked pasta into the tuscan chicken pasta sauce. 

  5. Toss the pasta with the sauce and season with salt to taste and red pepper flakes. Stir in the fresh basil and serve.