This one-skillet dinner features the flavors of a summer caprese salad. Fresh tomatoes and basil are combined with chicken and pasta and cooked in a creamy sauce before being topped with a layer of melted mozzarella. A good-quality balsamic vinegar and a sprinkling of fresh basil completes the dish.

Carolyn Casner, May 2021


Credit: Brie Passano

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30 mins
40 mins

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  • Combine pasta, chicken, tomatoes and 1/4 cup basil in a large ovenproof skillet. Whisk broth, milk, sour cream, flour, onion powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper together in a measuring cup. Pour over the pasta mixture. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook, stirring twice, until the pasta is tender and the chicken is cooked through, 14 to 16 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. When the casserole is done, sprinkle cheese on top and broil until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve sprinkled with the remaining 1/4 cup basil and a drizzle of vinegar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 77mg; sodium 329mg; carbohydrates 38g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 31g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 9mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 934IU; potassium 592mg.