Chicken With Basil and Parmesan Cream Sauce

Hustling on my business and taking care of the twins is time consuming, and being the primary cook in the house for the whole family, I’m always looking for ways to whip up a tasty, somewhat-healthy meal, as quickly as possible. Today I got inspired to make a new dish. It was really easy, super-tasty, and only took about 40 minutes to make.

Here’s a photo and list of all the ingredients I used. As usual, I forgot to include something in the pic. This time it was the organic bowtie pasta, small bunch of fresh basil, and store-bought, julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes.

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1 family pack of BARE chicken breasts (no antibiotics and hormones). Cut them into small pieces.

3/4 large onion, chopped

1 large red bell pepper, seeds removed and chopped (I’m lazy and use the food processor for the peppers and onions. Ha.)

1 large can of Muir Glen fire roasted organic tomatoes, drained and quartered (love the flavor of these)

1 pack of organic mushrooms

2 tbsp of chopped garlic

1 cup of fresh-grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup of organic heavy cream

1/4 cup of organic chicken broth

Extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, black pepper

1/2 tbsp of crushed red pepper

1 bag of organic bow tie pasta

Makes about 8-10 servings


Now for the cooking!

Sauté the peppers, onions, garlic, and mushrooms in a generous amount of olive oil in a really large pan, on high heat.

Add a generous amount of salt and pepper and let the vegetables cook for about 8-10 minutes.

Start cooking the pasta.


Turn down the heat to medium and add the chicken broth, chicken breats, and tomatoes. Cover for about 10 minutes.

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Stir in the basil, cream, and cheese and let cook uncovered for another 10 minutes.

That’s it. The dish looks like this, and tastes amazing!


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And now for the final verdict from the super-picky twins…


Two thumbs sideways from the twins. Meh! Picky jokers!
Two thumbs sideways from the kiddos. Meh! Picky jokers!


Bon appétit.


Let me know how it turns out for you, if you make it.


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  1. Aww, will have to try if your picky eaters gave it two thumbs up, because my picky eater (Lily) always gives me a run for my money, too, but would love to see if she would eat this, as well 🙂

    1. I got two sideways thumbs, not two thumbs up. But then they did actually eat more of it the next time I gave it to them. It’s tough feeding these little guys.

  2. This is definitely up my alley. All of my kids would eat this. Pinning! It looks wonderful!

    1. Nice! I have another one I’m gonna post maybe tomorrow. I’ve been cooking quite a bit lately. Thanks for stoping by.

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