Barilla Penne Pasta with Barilla Tomato and Basil Rose Sauce and Pomegranate Chicken
Recipe type: Dinner entree, pasta dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Serves: 3
Love the combination of these seemingly simple ingredients that can create a dish that will be a crowd pleaser for any occasion! Perfect as an entree for dinner!
  • 1 lb of chicken tenders
  • 3 Tbsp of pomegranate sauce
  • 3 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • salt, pepper
  • red onions (optional)
  • ½ pack of Barilla penne pasta
  • 2 cups of Barilla tomato and basil sauce
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • ⅔ cups of heavy cream
  • fresh basil to add into the sauce and for garnish
  • grated parmesan cheese
  1. Marinate your chicken tenders in the following marinade: place your pomegranate sauce, olive oil, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper either in a reclosable bag or bowl. You may add sliced onions as well if you like. Make sure to marinate chicken for at least a few hours in the fridge up to 1 day.
  2. When you are ready to cook, fry your chicken in its own juices and a little bit of sauce until browned and cooked through - make sure to watch carefully as this sauce tends to burn quickly.
  3. Cook your pasta according to package directions.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, you can start heating up the sauce. Add tomatoes and fresh basil to the sauce. Once the sauce has been heated through, add your cream to the sauce, and mix. Heat until just boiling over low heat.
  5. Serve your pasta alternating with sauce and chicken. Sprinkle with parmesan on top, and garnish with more fresh basil. Enjoy!
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