Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Lentil Pasta with Chicken (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

This Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Lentil Pasta with Chicken is a one pot meal that your whole family will love. It’s also a healthified version of a typically decadent dish and you wont even be able to tell the difference! I used sun dried tomatoes from our local farmer market at they truly were a game changer. The creamy, salty and savory flavors are so amazing. This dish also has extra protein with the chicken and the addition of the lentil pasta. You can replace this lentil pasta with any type of pasta alternative you want (if you are gluten free) or use a standard pasta if you prefer.

I meal prepped this for the week and it reheated very well. It was a perfect meal for after a workout or a lazy night when I didn’t feel like cooking.

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Lentil Pasta with Chicken (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil separated
  • 1 lb diced chicken (450 g)
  • 3/4 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil oil drained and diced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 8 oz cooked lentil pasta (225 g)
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil or more if desired


  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste and add cubed chicken to the skillet. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked. Remove chicken from pan and set aside until later.
  • In the same pan, add the additional tablespoon of olive oil. Add shallots, garlic and ½ cup of sun dried tomatoes into the pans. Sauté for 2 minutes on medium-high heat.
  • Add the salt, pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes, nutritional yeast and coconut milk. Stir thoroughly. Bring mixture to a simmer and allow to simmer for 6-8 minutes until coconut flavor has disappeared.
  • Add the last ¼ cup of sun dried tomatoes, chicken and the cooked lentil pasta into the pot. Stir until combined.
  • Right before serving, stir in the fresh basil and serve immediately. Top with additional nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese (if not dairy free). Enjoy!
Servings: 4 people

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