Chicken Caprese Penne Pasta

chicken caprese penne pasta

I had a rotisserie chicken in the refrigerator that I purchased grocery shopping a day or two earlier.  I knew it would be good to have on hand for picking at or making a quick dinner.

foodie dice chicken caprese penne pasta

Looking for some inspiration, I thought I’d bring out the Foodie Dice and see what creativity I could stimulate for dinner.

fresh chopped tomatoes

I have to admit I cheated and made the chicken dice happen.  But when I rolled, tomatoes, garlic, basil, and pasta….

fresh basil

Caprese came to mind and came to dinner plate.

goat cheese

I didn’t have any fresh mozzarella on hand, but I did have some yummy goat cheese that makes a glorious quick and easy creamy pasta sauce.

rotisserie chicken

And the rotisserie chicken became the star of the evening.

chicken caprese penne pasta
This was so quick and easy, but SO SO SO SO SO to die for delicious.  I have to admit I sort of moaned (and bragged!) while eating it….

Though quick and easy, I must say this dish could be served for company – and I just may do that.

If you don’t have a rotisserie chicken on hand or available, you could simply roast a chicken or saute some chicken breasts and/or thighs to use.

Thanks to the roll of the Foodie Dice for this yummy dinner.

Chicken Caprese Penne Pasta

Ingredients:chicken caprese penne pasta

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skinned and chopped
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 5-6 campari tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Cook penne pasta in salted water for 8-10 minutes.  Drain, reserving 1 cup of water.
  • Saute garlic in olive oil, then stir in chicken.
  • To drained pasta, add crumbled goat cheese and reserved cup of pasta water.  Stir to incorporate and melt cheese.
  • Add chicken and garlic, fresh tomatoes, and basil.  Toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. 

Enjoy!

Cheers & Hugs,

Jodi

20 thoughts on “Chicken Caprese Penne Pasta

    • I agree – Food is art to me also! Glad you see that also. 🙂 This was so so so good – I did seriously moan while eating it – LOL! I don’t imagine you can have it – sorry! But you are all the healthier for it! 🙂

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  1. Oh, does this ever look DELISH! Your photos are AMAZING! You make your ingredients so fresh and appealing. 😊 I love buying the Rotisserie chickens at Costco (which are gluten free BTW). I use some for a meal and then freeze the rest. I’m sure I will be enjoying your recipe! Thanks Jodi! ❤️

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