Monday, 19 January 2015

Chicken and Sundried Tomatoes in a Garlic Mozzarella Creamy Sauce

Garlic Mozzarella Creamy Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I spotted a recipe similar to this online somewhere a while ago, and I've been thinking about making it for ages because it sounds so mouthwateringly delicious...and it is! I adapted it to suit my own needs, and I think it worked out very well :) The flavours go really nicely together, and I had worried that the sun-dried tomatoes would take over too much, but they didn't at all - they added nice flavour without being overpowering. 

I used a jar of sun-dried tomatoes from Lidl and the sour cream, cream cheese, grated mozzarella were Tesco's own brand. Perfect for cutting costs and making meals on a budget, this works out at about €2.50 a serving, and these portions are huge.

2 onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
about 15 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained (reserve oil)
4 chicken fillets, chopped
200 ml sour cream
200 g light cream cheese
200 ml milk
200 g mozzarella, grated
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tsp chili flakes (more to taste)
Pasta for 4 people (any shape, whatever you like - I used bows)


  1. Put the chicken in a bowl with 2 tbsp reserved oil. Add some pepper and paprika and stir to coat. Set aside. 
  2. Heat a small amount of reserved oil on the pan. Sauté the sun-dried tomatoes for 2 mins, then remove from pan.
  3. Wipe pan out and heat 1 tbsp olive oil in the pan. When the pan is good and hot, add in onion, garlic and chicken. Cook for about 12 mins until chicken is cooked through. 
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta as per the package instructions. Drain. 
  5. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes into pieces and add back onto the pan.
  6. Add the sour cream, cream cheese and mozzarella to the pan and mix well. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer. Stir until well combined and the mozzarella is nicely melted in.
  7. Add in as much of the milk as needed to thin out the sauce - you could add hot water instead if you wanted. 
  8. Mix in the pasta, then add in the basil and chilli flakes. Stir well until everything is well coated with sauce. 
  9. Serve with some garlic bread or a baguette to mop up the sauce.