Chicken Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Delicious Chickpea Lentil Pasta, tossed with rich sun-dried tomato sauce and grilled chicken, and topped with mozzarella — it makes a nutritious and healthy dinner for the whole family!

Chicken Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce | Chickapea Pasta

We’re delighted to have Tania from Cooktoria join our fabulous team of bloggers who love Chickapea Pasta.  Her recipes are always mouthwateringly delicious and we’re certain you’re going to want this one again and again!

I love everything about this dish. The creamy sun-dried tomato sauce, the tender grilled chicken, the gooey mozzarella, and the wholesome Chickpea Lentil Pasta. All of the ingredients play really well together, creating the ultimate dinner treat. Oh yes, you are going to love this Chicken Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce, too!

Chicken Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce | Chickapea Pasta

In this recipe, I am using my newest obsession — Chickapea Penne Pasta. It is so much more than just a pasta. Made with only 2 ingredients (organic lentil flour and organic chickpea flour) this gluten-free, vegan, organic penne has 27 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber per serving! This is the kind of pasta you can eat without any guilt and feel confident that you are feeding your family the best meal possible. That’s right, kids love it, too!

Chicken Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce | Chickapea Pasta

Chickapea Pasta comes in different shapes: spirals, shells, and penne. I chose to use penne in this recipe, although other shapes will work just as well. Once you get your hands on this tasty/healthy pasta, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and start cooking! You are in for a great dinner tonight. 🙂

And now, your delicious, filling, and wholesome dinner is ready. We just cannot wait to hear your feedback, friends!

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Delicious Chickpea Lentil Pasta, tossed with rich sun-dried tomato sauce and grilled chicken, and topped with mozzarella — it makes a nutritious and healthy dinner for the whole family!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 778 kcal
Author: Tania Scheff - Cooktoria
  • 16 ounces Chickapea Pasta penne
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (oil drained)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (I use oil from sun-dried tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • fresh thyme for garnish
  1. Start by blending the sun-dried tomatoes with water until a smooth puree forms (it should have the consistency of sour cream). Once ready, set aside.

  2. Cut the chicken into 1/2-inch-thick slices and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. In a large, nonstick skillet, heat up 1 tbsp. of olive oil from the sun-dried tomato jar and fry the chicken slices for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through.

  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and cut into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil, and cook Chickapea penne for 3-5 minutes. Drain, rinse, and set aside.

  6. To prepare the sauce, place the sun-dried tomato puree, red pepper flakes, garlic, half & half, and parmesan into a large skillet and bring to a simmer. Cook it for about 1 minute.

  7. Add the chicken pieces and penne to the sauce and mix everything well.

  8. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and broil for 5 minutes, until the cheese melts. Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 778 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 540mg 23%
Potassium 584mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 74g 25%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 2g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 16.6%
Vitamin C 10.4%
Calcium 39.7%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Kristen
    Posted at 12:09h, 07 December Reply

    I’m so loving this recipe! The perfect way to serve Chickapea!!

  • Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    Posted at 20:52h, 06 December Reply

    This recipe looks delicious and so= so comforting! That sauce! Wow. Have to pin this for later 🙂

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:38h, 13 December Reply

      It’s making us hungry just looking at it!

  • Regina
    Posted at 19:49h, 06 December Reply

    Such an amazing dish! The sundried tomato sauce sounds heavenly with chickapea penne

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:39h, 13 December Reply

      Love sundried tomatoes! Great sauce for our pasta!

  • marcie
    Posted at 14:32h, 06 December Reply

    This is such a delicious way to serve up some Chickapea pasta! I love the sound of that sauce!

  • nocrumbsleft
    Posted at 12:52h, 06 December Reply

    Oh I love this recipe idea and with my favorite gluten-free pasta! Perfect for the season!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:40h, 13 December Reply

      Super comfort food at it’s best!

  • Sarah | Well and Full
    Posted at 12:23h, 06 December Reply

    Penne was such a good choice for this dish… I love it when the sauce gets in the tube and almost makes a stuffed pasta bite!! 🙂

  • Mahy
    Posted at 12:11h, 06 December Reply

    What a cozy combo of everyone’s favorite things together!! My kids would devour this! Will be making it tonight, can’t wait 🙂

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:41h, 13 December Reply

      Mine too! Let us know how they like it Mahy.

  • Jenn Peas and Crayons
    Posted at 12:06h, 06 December Reply

    Sun dried tomato and mozz are a match made in heaven for this tasty lentil chickpea pasta!!! I cannot wait to try it with a big box of Chickapea pasta!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:41h, 13 December Reply

      Definitely a great combo right?

  • Tania
    Posted at 11:43h, 06 December Reply

    This is one of my favorite meals!

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