Chicken and Mushrooms in a Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

October 2, 2008 at 9:20 pm 4 comments

Ok, so this post is my take on a dish that I absolutely love from Key Wester. I haven’t had it since we moved to Florida over 3 years ago and have really been missing it (sheesh, time flies!). I decided it would be pretty simple to recreate using a basic tomato cream sauce.  The final product wasn’t the same as Key Wester’s — I actually liked it better! I only had half and half on hand so I used that in place of heavy cream and it tasted great. If you like sun dried tomatoes you have to try this!



2 Chicken Breasts, cut into bite sized pieces

1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 Cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped

8 oz mushrooms

¾ lb Penne Pasta

½ Cup white wine

1-1 ½ Cups Half & half

1 small can tomato sauce

Fresh basil (a bunch)

1 Tbsp Fresh parsley

Salt and pepper




Cook pasta according to manufacturer’s directions.


In a large skillet heat about 2 Tbsp of oil from the sundried tomatoes over medium-high heat. Place chicken in pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper, sauté until cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.


Melt 1 Tbsp of butter and oil in a skillet and add garlic, onion, mushrooms and tomatoes. Sauté until onions are transparent and garlic is fragrant. Reduce heat to medium; add wine allowing the wine to reduce for approximately 5 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and half & half. Bring sauce to a boil and reduce heat to low. Stir in basil and parsley. Add pasta and toss to coat. Serve immediately.


Entry filed under: Chicken, main dish, Pasta.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carrie  |  October 2, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Wow that looks yummy!

  • 2. Maryanna  |  October 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Wow! That looks and sounds SO GOOD. I’ve got to make this!

  • 3. Russ  |  August 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I noticed that the mushrooms are listed in the incredients, but not referenced in the directions.

    I added them with the onions, garlic and tomatoes.

    And I assumed after the sauce was done, I mixed in the chicken along with the pasta.

    A very tastly and surprisenly light meal.

  • 4. Amy  |  August 10, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Thank you for pointing that out. I have updated the directions. Glad you enjoyed the meal!

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