Print Options:

Fusilli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mascarpone, and Chicken

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

This is an easy summer-inspired pasta dish made with mascarpone, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers for a light, fresh meal that packs in the flavor. Plus, this could easily be a nice dish for a fun summer barbecue with friends and family.

Fusilli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mascarpone, and Chicken

Grilled Chicken:
 5 chicken breast tenders
 Colavita Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for brushing
 Sea salt
 Freshly ground black pepper
 16 oz Colavita Tricolor Fusilli
 5 cloves garlic, minced
 2 tbsp Colavita Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
 ½ cup mascarpone cheese
 ¼ cup Colavita Sun-Dried Tomatoes, chopped
 ¼ cup Colavita Capers
 ¼ tsp sea salt
 Colavita White Truffle Balsamic Glace, for drizzling
 Freshly ground black pepper
Grilled Chicken

Place chicken breast tenders in a large zip-top bag, press out excess air, and seal. Use a meat tenderizer to lightly pound to even thickness.*


Transfer chicken to a tray or large casserole dish. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Flip and repeat on opposite sides. Let chicken sit while preheating grill to medium-high heat.


Grill chicken for about 3-4 minutes on each side, just until cooked through (the internal temperature should read 160ºF.) Slice before adding to pasta.


In a large pot, bring about 5 quarts of water seasoned lightly with salt to a rapid boil.


Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium-large fry pan over medium-low to medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until turning golden (about 3-4 minutes). Remove from heat.


Add fusilli to pasta water, stir, and boil for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until al dente (cooked, but on the firm side). Strain water from noodles and transfer to pan with garlic.


Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, mascarpone, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, salt, and sliced chicken to pasta. Place over medium-low to medium-heat and toss together until well-combined and hot. Remove from heat.


Serve immediately, with a drizzle of balsamic glacé and freshly ground pepper

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4