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30 Minute Dairy Free Creamy Pasta With Chicken And Vegetables

Creamy Chicken and Veggie Pasta

This is a  dairy free  take  on chicken Alfredo pasta.   The  addition of  vegetables  and  spice s make  it  a  perfect  one  dish  meal   that  is  easy to make  and  serve. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Fusion
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 500 kcal
Author Syama

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Penne
  • 8 oz  Frozen  Spinach Notes
  • 1 lb  Chicken  Breast
  • 2 Tbsp Olive  oil
  • ¼ Tsp  Red chili flakes To Taste
  • 1 Tsp  Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Can Coconut milk About 13 oz
  • 2 Cloves  Garlic
  • 2 C  Grape  tomatoes
  • 1 Chicken or Vegetable Stock / Water
  • Tbsp Corn Starch Optional See Notes

Instructions

  1. Slice the  chicken  breasts   thin  about   1 cm  thickness  and 2 inches  in length.  Mince  the  garlic.  Rinse  the  tomatoes    and  halve  the  large  ones.

Cook Pasta

  1. Bring   salted  water to boil  and cook  pasta  according to the package  directions. Drain and  set  aside.

Make sauce

  1. While the pasta is  cooking  heat a  heavy bottomed  skillet.
  2. When  hot  add  2  tbsp olive  oil.  Keep the  heat  at  medium  and add the  minced  garlic, chili flakes  and Italian  seasoning.  Let  it  cook for  30 seconds  or  till the  flavors  to  infuse  the hot  oil.  Add 1 C  coconut milk and ½ tsp  salt   and   cook the  sauce  until it  is  beginning  to  boil , about 1   minute.
  3. Stir in the chicken  and  top  with the  frozen  spinach . Cover  and  cook  over  medium heat  for  10 minutes.
  4. Open the  lid, stir  and  check to see  make  sure  that the chicken is   cooked  through.    If   more  sauce  is  preferred  add   1 C  stock  or  pasta  water.  Mix 1 tbsp corn starch  to 2 tbsp  cold  water  and   mix  into the  sauce.  Lower  the  heat  to  simmer   and  add the  drained  pasta.
  5. Top   with the  grape   tomatoes .   Gently stir so that  the  sauce  coats  the  pasta.

  6. Cover  the  skillet  and  tun  off the  heat.   Let  the pasta   rest  for  5 minutes ,  drizzle ½ C  coconut   milk all over  and   serve.

Recipe Notes

The  nutritional  values   of  the   dish  will depend  on the   actual  ingredients  used. The  calorie  information is  only  approximate.