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Chicken and chorizo pasta.
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Chicken and Chorizo Pasta

Creamy, delicious chicken and chorizo pasta with creme fraiche and sun dried tomatoes is the perfect comfort food, and exactly what you need on a Friday night.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chorizo, easy, pasta, quick, sun dried tomatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Tonje


  • 3 cups penne
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • ½ cup diced chorizo
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • 3 sun dried tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Boil pasta in a pot of water following the package instructions.
  • Dice chicken into bite sized pieces, and sauté in a skillet with some cooking spray or vegetable oil, as well as all the seasoning.
  • When the chicken is almost cooked through, add diced sun dried tomatoes, garlic and chorizo. Sauté for another minute, or until fragrant.
  • Finally, add creme fraiche, and remove the dish from the heat. The creme fraiche will warm up, and does not have to be cooked.
  • Drain off most of the excess water from the cooked pasta, leaving only a few tablespoons worth of liquid in the pot.
  • Add the chorizo and chicken sauce to the pasta, and stir to combine thoroughly.



  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a microwave, and serve warm.


Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg