Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Recipe

Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Recipe

Creamy tomato chicken pasta – this 30 minute recipe makes for a perfect low fuss weeknight meal. Made with shredded rotisserie chicken, capers and a creamy tomato sauce. Gluten-free and dairy-free too. Creamy tomato chicken pasta for dinner. I just flew in to Naples, Italy so naturally I’ve got pasta on the mind. And this particular recipe is a good one. The creamy tomato based sauce perfectly coats the pasta and doesn’t take too long to make.

And to minimize cooking time, instead of working with raw chicken I opted for some leftover rotisserie chicken instead. You can either purchase the rotisserie chicken in store or make your own with my super duper secret family recipe with the best marinade of all time that guarantees a tender roasted chicken every time. Not trying to brag, just trying to bring this recipe into your life! Or you can make chicken broth out of a whole chicken, save the broth for soup and use the cooked chicken for this pasta. That’s exactly what I did and you end up with super super tender fall apart chicken meat that mixes perfect with the sauce.

Isn’t rotisserie chicken just the best for making quick meals? You can do so much with it. Some of my favorite ways to use up leftover rotisserie chicken include (of course) this creamy tomato chicken pasta as well as my dairy free chicken pasta with creamy pesto sauce, creamy chicken and green veggie pasta, and my Thai chicken salad.

With some shredded rotisserie chicken a full weeknight dinner can be assembled in no time at all.

There’s just so much you can really do with pasta and really experiment with the various ingredients, quantities, order etc. My go to sauce is usually pesto based, as I go to pesto for almost anything, but I’ve been trying to branch out. Make a new pasta sauce and what not.

So this time I opted for a creamy tomato chicken pasta recipe.  This recipe requires less than 10 ingredients – namely garlic, onions, canned tomatoes, chopped chicken, pasta, coconut milk, nutritional yeast and capers (for garnishing). And this makes for a super creamy dairy free recipe. No milk or cheese needed! Let coconut milk and nutritional yeast do the trick.

While the herbs – dried rosemary and dried oregano add a bit more pop to this creamy tomato chicken pasta, they are by no means mandatory. Same with the capers – I love the briny and salty taste of capers (even better when they’re dried and lightly pan fried for a nutty taste) and find that they add a deeper element of flavor to this creamy tomato chicken pasta, but these are also optional.

If you don’t have any herbs or capers on hand you can make this delicious pasta dinner with just the basics – oil, onions, garlic, tomatoes, chicken, pasta and cream. I prefer to use coconut milk and cream with a sprinkling of dairy free cheese for a dairy free version, but if you have no problems with dairy feel free to use regular milk/cream and cheese. I’ll leave that entirely up to you.

Next time you’re looking for a quick 30 minute weeknight meal, look no further than this creamy tomato chicken pasta. I guarantee it’s going to be a hit and will be in your weekly dinner rotation from now on!

Normally I am not a pasta fanatic – it’s just not my favorite dinner type of recipe, but every now and then I can make an exception and this is definitely the recipe to be making an exception for!

If you end up making my creamy tomato chicken pasta recipe please let me know what you think of it in the comments below!

For some of my other favorite pasta recipes be sure to check out my:

Dairy Free Chicken Pasta with Creamy Pesto Sauce –> PIN for Later

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta with Sage –> PIN For later

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Pasta –> PIN For Later

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And to minimize cooking time, instead of working with raw chicken I opted for some leftover rotisserie chicken instead. You can either purchase the rotisserie chicken in store or make your own with my super duper secret family recipe with the best marinade of all time that guarantees a tender roasted chicken every time. Not trying to brag, just trying to bring this recipe into your life! Or you can make chicken broth out of a whole chicken, save the broth for soup and use the cooked chicken for this pasta. That’s exactly what I did and you end up with super super tender fall apart chicken meat that mixes perfect with the sauce.

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Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Recipe

Creamy tomato chicken pasta - this 30 minute recipe makes for a perfect low fuss weeknight meal. Made with shredded rotisserie chicken, capers and a tomato sauce. Gluten-free and dairy-free too.

6 minPrep Time

22 minCook Time

28 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (5-7 cloves garlic)
  • 1-2 cans diced tomatoes (depends if you want a stronger tomato based flavor)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1-2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 8 ounces gluten free pasta
  • 2-4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1-2 tablespoon capers
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