Creamy Basil Chicken & Pasta

I’ve always been a pasta lover – carbs were always my friend in general.

After being Paleo for many years and giving my body time to heal, I decided to try reintroducing some foods. So far, so good! I can now tolerate eggs and some grains or legumes. Now, I still limit these quite a bit just for my personal health.

If you don’t eat pasta, you can still serve this over zucchini noodles or even by itself.

I’ve been testing out numerous gluten-free pastas. I really like Ancient Harvest brand. They have a large selection of pastas using a variety of ingredients. Some use quinoa, corn or rice – others use lentils, etc. They cook up easy and have a good taste. I’ve seen them at Wal-Mart and Natural Grocers (since that’s what we have locally) but you can also order them on Amazon here.

Dairy is still out for me so I use Kite Hill Plain Cream Cheese in this recipe but you can use regular cream cheese or another dairy-free alternative if you prefer.

We love this recipe because it is very easy to put together yet tastes similar to a fancier dish you might find at a restaurant. Save some time and use pre-cooked chicken. We always have some shredded chicken on hand for quick meals like this but you can use a rotisserie chicken too! Otherwise, just cook up some chicken breasts in a skillet or even on the grill to use in this recipe.

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Creamy Basil Chicken & Pasta
This is a super simple, yet delicious recipe that's perfect for weeknight meals. A few easy to find ingredients makes this dish cook up fast!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to directions – be careful not to over cook pasta.
  2. In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil over low heat. Add in chicken and spinach. Cover and let warm for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, blend together cream cheese, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper until smooth. Pour over chicken mixture and heat for another 5-10 minutes until warm.
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