Chicken Caprese Pasta with Barilla® Farfalle and Tomato & Basil Sauce

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Chicken Caprese Pasta with Barilla® Farfalle and Tomato & Basil Sauce

50 minutes total / Calories 396

Made with Barilla Classic Blue Box Farfalle pasta.


Serves 8

1 Box Barilla® Farfalle
1 Jar Barilla® Tomato & Basil Sauce
1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
1 Teaspoon salt, divided
¼ Teaspoon ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 Pint grape tomatoes
3 Cloves garlic, minced
½ Cup shredded Parmigiano cheese
1 8-ounce package mini fresh mozzarella balls
½ Cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
¼ Cup good-quality balsamic vinegar


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs


Step 1

Place chicken breasts on cutting board and cover with plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound chicken breasts into an even ½-inch thickness. Sprinkle chicken with ½ teaspoon of the salt and the black pepper; set aside.

Step 2

In a large pot, bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil; add salt to taste and the pasta. Stir gently, then cook pasta according to package directions.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in an extra-large nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook 4 minutes; turn and cook 4 to 5 minutes more or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink (170°F). Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

Step 4

Wipe skillet clean. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and heat over medium heat. Add in the tomatoes, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 4 to 5 minutes or until tomatoes begin to burst. Stir in sauce.

Step 5

Drain pasta and reserve ½ cup cooking liquid. Chop chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. Add chicken, pasta, and reserved cooking liquid to the skillet containing the tomato mixture. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded Parmigiano cheese.

Step 6

Transfer to serving platter and top with the fresh mozzarella and basil. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar.

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Classic Blue Box

Classic Blue Box


Farfalle, dating back to the 1500s, originated in the Lombardia and Emilia-Romagna part of Northern Italy. Farfalle, which means “butterfly” in Italian, are rectangular or oval pieces of pasta that are pinched in the middle.

Barilla® Farfalle is made with non-GMO ingredients. For more information, please read our position.

  • Shape Farfalle
  • Cook time 11–12 mins
  • Pack size 16 oz.
  • Range Classic Blue Box
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