Creamy Chicken Pasta with Feta Cheese, Basil & Cherry Tomatoes
This Creamy Chicken Pasta has loads of Feta cheese melted into a creamy crème frîche sauce, where it mingles with basil and cherry tomatoes to create the perfect companion for chicken & pasta. Quick enough for a weeknight - and yummy enough for a Saturday.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
- 0.5 Tbsp butter
- 0.5 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 400 g chicken thigh filet cut in bite-size pieces
- 0.5 tsp salt for seasoning the chicken
- 0.5 tsp black pepper for seasoning the chicken
- 2 Tbsp tomato purée
- 50 ml water for deglazing the pan
- 400 ml crème fraîche
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 0.5 tsp black pepper for seasoning the sauce
- 150 g Feta cheese chopped
- 20 g fresh basil chopped
- 250 g cherry tomatoes cut in quarters
- 250 g pasta cooked 30 s less than package instruction
- 0.5 tsp salt for seasoning the sauce (according to taste)
Place a pan over medium-high heat and add in butter & vegetable oil. When hot, add in the chicken and season with salt and black pepper. Cook for 6 minutes on all sides, and add a bit more salt and black pepper after flipping the pieces.
Once the chicken is done and white all through, add in your tomato purée. Mix and let it cook for a minute, then deglaze the pan with water. Deglazing is done by pouring the water into the hot pan while still on the heat, and then mixing to dissolve all the flavorful pieces that are stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Add in the crème fraiche, followed by your paprika powder, onion powder and black pepper.
Let the sauce heat up, then add in the Feta cheese. Mix well and leave to cook for at least 5 minutes, until the Feta cheese is mostly or completely melted. Taste test and add more spices as needed, but hold off on the salt for now.
Mix in the cherry tomatoes and chopped basil. Mix.
Add in the pasta, mix well, and leave on the heat for a minute. Taste test and add salt if needed. Serve!
Calories: 690kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1745IU | Vitamin C: 16.9mg | Calcium: 333mg | Iron: 2.9mg