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Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Florentine Pasta in a pan with a spoon.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Florentine Pasta

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 large servings 1x


Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Florentine Pasta – a 30 minute recipe with a sun dried tomato cream sauce, chicken, ziti, and Mozzarella cheese.


  • 8 ounces ziti or other pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb. chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose seasoning mix for the chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 7-ounce jar DeLallo sun dried tomatoes, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and sprinkle with the seasoning and the cayenne. Sauté until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Drain the oil from the sun dried tomatoes. Chop into smaller pieces if you want. Add them to the pan with the garlic and sauté for a few minutes, until fragrant. You will probably still get some of the oil from the sun dried tomatoes – that’s okay.
  4. Stir in the heavy cream and let the mixture come to a slow simmer. Add the mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and incorporated.
  5. Stir in the cooked pasta and spinach – the spinach will start to cook down almost immediately. If needed, add in the chicken broth, a little at a time, to thin out the sauce. Season with salt to taste.


Recipe Update: This recipe was updated in June 2020 to make it even better. The previous version used 1/2 cup of half and half and 1 1/2 cups whole milk in place of the heavy cream, as well as 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella instead of the new amounts listed for mozzarella and Parmesan.

I’ve also used DeLallo’s sun dried tomato bruschetta in this recipe as well as DeLallo’s jarred cherry tomatoes (similar to the sun dried tomatoes but a little more plump and round).

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: sun dried tomato pasta, chicken florentine pasta, chicken pasta