Rustic Chicken-Bacon-Sun-Dried Tomato Penne

Print Email

baconpastaWhile I love a good pasta sauce, sometimes I just don’t want it. Making pasta this way allows for some real yummy goodness and a real rustic feel, sans the sauce. Let’s face it, with bacon, chicken and sun-dried tomato, who needs the sauce.

Recipe Created by Noble Pig | Serves: Serves 4-6


1 pound penne pasta
1 pound cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed
7 slices thick cut bacon, diced
1 jar (8-10 oz) julienned sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon chives, freeze-dried or fresh
1/2 cup aged white cheddar or Parmesan, finely grated


Boil pasta according to package directions. In a large skillet, brown bacon over medium heat until it begins to crisp. Add in cubed chicken, sun-dried with half the oil that's in the jar, butter and chives. Continue to saute until bacon is crisp and chicken is warmed through. Add pasta into skillet and toss with cheese until all ingredients are incorporated. Taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary. This usually depends if your chicken was seasoned originally or not. Serve immediately.

~ Another amazing addition to this dish is marinated artichoke hearts. I always add them in if I have them in the house.

- Recipe courtesy of noblepig.com.


restaurant news

A Santa Ynez Wine Country Find: Industrial Eats
Southern California
by Lisa Dinsmore

ieentranceI just love the food and wine community on social media. They find all the coolest and latest places to go when you head out on the road. While our trips to wine country always center on finding...

Comfort Food at Culinary Dropout in Las Vegas
Las Vegas
by Lisa Dinsmore

pretzelbitesVegas. While many people find this city to be the adult equivalent of Disneyland - the happiest, most sinful place on Earth - it's not a city I enjoy visiting. Though I have to admit it's changed...

Bacaro - The Veneto Comes to NY
New York
by Michael Tucker

bacaroWe ate some wonderful Venetian bar food at Bacaro last week. Tucked away on adorable Division Street that runs on a slant between Chinatown and the Lower East Side, Bacaro unwinds down the...

The Golden State
Los Angeles
by Sara Mohazzebi

goldenstatelogo.jpgTwo years ago, I made a decision that forever changed my dining experience. I stopped being friends with anyone who doesn’t like to eat. Living in Los Angeles, the city of beautiful people, this...