Creamy Chicken Pasta In White Sauce With Garlic & Sun Dried Tomatoes


Shhhhhhh … Don’t inform anybody how straightforward it’s to make this crowd-pleasing, almost-gourmet Creamy Chicken Pasta In White Sauce With Garlic & Sun Dried Tomatoes. Minimal prep is required to create this restaurant-quality dinner. Basic elements do the heavy-lifting to create superb flavors and textures your loved ones will love.

Creamy Chicken Pasta In White Sauce by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a serving of pasta in garlic sauce with sliced chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and sliced mushrooms. Bright green ribbons of fresh basil and shredded parmesan cheese have been sprinkled over the dish.

Why I Love This

This Italian pasta dish is one in every of my favourite tenting dinner recipes as a result of it makes use of a mix of primary elements to develop essentially the most superb silky-smooth, richly-creamy decadent sauce. You get fantastic layers of taste from a number of easy elements that make this recipe actually stand out.

One of crucial issues to do when making almost-gourmet tenting meals is to do all the prep work earlier than you begin cooking. For this recipe you’ll solely have to chop some garlic and solar dried tomatoes to make the sauce.

No have to cook dinner the hen as a result of I’m utilizing pre-cooked, pre-sliced grilled hen breast meat. You’ll be utilizing one pot to boil the pasta and one other pan for cooking the sauce. The good thing right here is that you should use a propane camp range, RV stovetop or campfire.

Key Ingredients & Substitutions

Ingredients for Creamy Chicken Pasta In White Sauce With Garlic and Sun Dried Tomatoes by CampingForFoodies features a brown picnic table filled with containers of ingredients including bowtie pasta, sun dried tomatoes, chopped garlic, sliced cooked chicken, salt, black pepper, shredded parmesan cheese, ribbons of green basil, chicken broth, heavy cream, butter and sliced mushrooms.

You don’t have a protracted checklist as a result of we’re utilizing primary elements which have a ton of taste. The key elements embrace:

  • Heavy cream
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Garlic

Heavy cream: There is not any substitute for heavy cream on this recipe. The excessive fats content material is what offers the sauce the creamy texture that adheres to the pasta. You can discover it in any grocery retailer. It could also be known as “heavy cream” or “heavy whipping cream”, they’re the identical factor. On the opposite hand, “whipping cream” isn’t the identical factor. Whipping cream has a decrease fats content material, you may additionally see it known as “light whipping cream”, the title displays the decreased fats within the product.

Sun dried tomatoes: There is a gigantic quantity of taste that comes from sundried tomatoes packed in oil. They have a gentle sweetness that’s important on this sauce. Give them a tough chop for a comfortable-sized chew. You can substitute dehydrated solar dried tomatoes. The correct technique to rehydrate them is to microwave them in liquid for about 2 minutes, then drain them and toss in a little bit olive earlier than utilizing within the recipe.

Garlic: The overpowering taste of uncooked garlic is remodeled into a gently gentle style. The earthiness and delicate sweetness comes out within the sautéing course of. You can use already-minced garlic in a jar right here. The ratio is 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic for each clove of contemporary garlic.

Key Equipment

  • Saucepan or skillet
  • Large pot
  • Strainer

Saucepan or skillet: This is the vessel wanted for cooking the sauce. You can use forged iron over a campfire or non-stick on a range.

Large pot: This pot must be giant sufficient to boil the pasta. Then, you’ll use it to toss the pasta and sauce collectively. I serve immediately out of this pot.

Strainer: Many of my pasta recipes don’t require you to boil pasta then pressure it, this one is an exception. You can’t cook dinner the pasta immediately within the sauce right here as a result of it’s a cream-based sauce.

How To Make

Learn how one can make this Creamy Chicken Pasta and watch my VIDEO to see the cooking course of in motion.


Prepare your elements, cooking tools and gas. Plan sufficient gas for half-hour of cooking time for 2 pots.

Cooking Instructions

Step 1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium warmth.

Step 2. Sauté the garlic and sundried tomatoes within the pan with the butter.

Add sun dried tomatoes and garlic by CampingForFoodies features a saucepan set on a propane camp stove. A wooden spoon is being used to stir the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic.
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Add the mushrooms, let the combination cook dinner till tender.

Add mushrooms by CampingForFoodies features a carton of fresh sliced mushrooms being dumped into a saucepan. A wooden spoon is set inside the pot resting on the side.

Step 3. Add the hen broth, flip up the warmth and produce the combination to a boil. Then, cut back the warmth and permit the bottom of the sauce to simmer about 10 minutes.

Add chicken broth by CampingForFoodies features a measuring cup filled with golden chicken both being poured into a saucepan that contains sautéed mushrooms, garlic and sundried tomatoes. A wooden spoon is in the pot resting against the side.

Step 4. Add heavy cream, stir and let the combination proceed to simmer and thicken barely.

Add heavy cream by CampingForFoodies features a measuring cup pouring heavy cream into a saucepan filled with the base of the mushroom sauce. A wooden spoon is set in the pot and resting on the side.

Step 5. Add sliced grilled hen and stir to mix.

Add cooked chicken by CampingForFoodies features cooked sliced chicken being slid into a saucepan of creamy white sauce. A wooden spoon is being used to scrape the meat from a gray cutting mat.

Step 6. Cook the pasta in a separate pot whereas the sauce is simmering.

Cook pasta in boiling water by CampingForFoodies features bowtie pasta being poured into a blue camping pot with boiling water.

Step 7. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

Return drained pasta back to the pot by CampingForFoodies features a black colander filled with cooked bowtie pasta that is being poured into a blue camping pot which is set on a propane camp stove burner.

Step 8. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss. Serve family-style. Garnish with basil or parsley and parmesan cheese, if desired.

Combine pasta and sauce by CampingForFoodies features a sauce pan filled with sliced chicken and mushrooms in a white cream sauce, a wooden spoon is being used to transfer the food into a pot of cooked bowtie pasta.

Expert Tip

Heavy cream is a crucial part on this recipe. It is created from milk fats that collects on prime of non-homogenized contemporary milk.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the regulating authority within the U.S., has set tips for what constitutes “heavy cream” and what doesn’t. Legally, heavy cream should include 36% – 40% fats (the remainder of the liquid will be milk).

Normal customers can often solely discover 36% fats heavy cream in a grocery retailer. You sometimes don’t discover 40% fats heavy cream except you go to a restaurant provider.

Camp Cooking Tip

The subsequent time you’re grilling hen, make a couple of additional items. Let them cool, then place them in a labeled meals storage bag within the freezer. You can defrost them to make a fast dinner on the campsite. These are nice for pasta recipes, burritos and salads.


Because this dish is a little bit indulgent with the heavy cream, I prefer to serve it with a crisp facet salad and a lightweight dressing. It’s additionally good with my Homemade Caesar’s Salad Dressing. A pleasant crunchy bread or garlic bread can be a pleasant facet possibility. It’s good for mopping up additional sauce!


Is heavy whipping cream the identical as whipping cream?

No. Heavy whipping cream (also called heavy cream) should include no less than 36% milk fats. Whipping cream (also called mild whipping cream) should include between 30–36% milk fats.

What sort of pasta works greatest with cream sauce?

Flat, lengthy noodles and pasta with pockets are greatest with heavy cream sauces. Those shapes endure the heaviness of meat and cream sauces. Don’t use delicate strands of lengthy, skinny noodles except you’re serving a lightweight sauce.

How do I do know when the pasta is cooked completely?

Cook pasta in line with the instructions on the package deal, however start testing a couple of minutes previous to the advisable time. Take out one noodle, let it cool a bit and take a chew. The pasta is finished when it’s tender however not mushy. It ought to have a barely agency texture that’s usually known as “toothsome” or “al dente”.


  • Let leftovers cool, then retailer in an hermetic container in a cooler or fridge. Reheat in a coated pan over low warmth with a little bit liquid, like hen broth or water, till heated by.
  • I don’t suggest freezing cream-based sauces as a result of they have an inclination to separate and grow to be grainy in the course of the thawing and reheating course of.


This recipe serves 6. If you’re cooking for 2 or for an enormous crowd, this meal (in addition to most tenting pasta recipes) are nice as a result of they’re straightforward to scale. By that I imply, rising or reducing the variety of parts is a cinch and the flavour by no means suffers! You can modify the variety of servings in my recipe card.

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Watch How To Make It


Creamy Chicken Pasta In White Sauce by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a serving of pasta in garlic sauce with sliced chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and sliced mushrooms. Bright green ribbons of fresh basil and shredded parmesan cheese have been sprinkled over the dish.
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 cup solar dried tomatoes packed in oil roughly chopped
  • 1 (4 oz) package deal contemporary mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup hen broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 grilled boneless skinless hen breasts thinly sliced (see Note 1)
  • 1 (12 oz) package deal dried bowtie pasta
  • Water for boiling pasta
  • Salt and pepper to style

Optional Toppings

  • 2 tablespoons contemporary basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons contemporary parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup contemporary parmesan cheese grated
  • In a big saucepan over medium warmth, soften butter.

  • Stir in garlic, sundried tomatoes and mushrooms and sauté till tender.

  • Now add hen broth, enhance to excessive warmth, cowl and produce to boil. Then, cut back warmth and let simmer uncovered about 10 minutes.

  • Add heavy cream to pan with sauce and simmer until barely thickened.

  • Add sliced grilled hen to pan with sauce and simmer until hen is heated by.

Cook The Pasta While The Sauce Is Simmering

  • While the sauce is simmering, cook dinner the pasta in a separate pot in line with package deal instructions. Al dente, agency is advisable.

Combine The Pasta With The Sauce

  • When pasta is cooked to your required firmness, drain it and return it to the pot.

  • Pour the sauce over the pasta, toss collectively and serve family-style. If desired, prime with basil, parsley, parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to style.

NOTE 1: Have grilled hen breasts in your house freezer and you’ll rapidly defrost them for fast meals like pastas, wraps, salads and many others.

Serving: 1g | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 952IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg


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