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Chicken Pasta in Garlic Basil Butter Sauce

This chicken pasta in garlic basil butter sauce recipe makes for an easy gluten free dinner for busy weeknights. Pasta and chicken is tossed with the vegetables you already have in your kitchen and drizzled in a sizzling light and creamy garlic butter sauce with extra hints of basil and lemon!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 600 kcal
Author J Trogstad

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 large chicken breasts, halved or 4 small chicken breasts
  • 10 oz gluten free pasta
  • 3 cups vegetables chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 3 TBSP fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, cook pasta to al dente according to package instructions.  While your pasta is cooking, make your chicken and sauce.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add in chicken.

  2. Cook chicken until fully cooked, flipping when necessary to cook both sides.  Add in the butter, garlic, chopped vegetables, and lemon juice.  Cook until the vegetables are bright and start to become tender, about 4-5 minutes.

  3. Add in the chopped basil and stir for another 30-60 seconds.  If you want more sauce add in up to 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water to your sauce. Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add it to the skillet with the chicken and vegetables.  Toss the pasta to coat it in the sauce.  Serve the chicken pasta hot with extra fresh basil and parmesan cheese on top.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pasta in Garlic Basil Butter Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 600
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 311mg 13%
Potassium 404mg 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 24.9%
Vitamin C 112.7%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.