A great Italian dish; easy to make, pleasing all the pasta lovers in my family. Serve with a Caesar salad, garlic bread and a nice red wine.

Marc
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink, and juices run clear. Set aside to cool, then slice into bite-size pieces. In a medium bowl, combine remaining olive oil, pesto, basil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, feta and ricotta. Mix until smooth.

  • In the large skillet, toss fettuccini with sauce and chicken. Cook on low heat 5 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1010 calories; 76 g total fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 633 mg sodium. 57.3 g carbohydrates; 30.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2005
This recipe is absolutely wonderful! I did however make a few changes of my own. I used penne & I only used 3/4 cup of olive oil and added 1 cup of white cooking (or house) wine or else it was too greasy. I also added in the oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes for extra flavor (it's only about a tblsp full). I also rinsed and reused my pot after making the pasta. Used a little of my 3/4 cup of olive oil to brown my garlic and then added all of my other ingredients. Then added my pasta at the end. I didn't add any chicken this time but usually use shrimp instead. Every time I make this dish it goes as quick as the wind! My fianc'e loves Macaroni Grill and they have something similar which led me to try to somewhat duplicate it. It does take some time to prep and can be a bit pricey to make but it is very well worth the time and money!! =) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2005
Hmmm...I thought this sounded great but it was really lacking flavor. I used only 1/4 cup of oil and it was still way to greasy. The combination sounds good so I'll play with it but I think next time I'm going to add more feta (double) even less oil (1/8 cup?) some red pepper and saute the garlic (4 cloves) before adding it to the mix. At the suggestion of a friend I'll try adding some bacon too! Read More
(13)
138 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2005
This recipe is absolutely wonderful! I did however make a few changes of my own. I used penne & I only used 3/4 cup of olive oil and added 1 cup of white cooking (or house) wine or else it was too greasy. I also added in the oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes for extra flavor (it's only about a tblsp full). I also rinsed and reused my pot after making the pasta. Used a little of my 3/4 cup of olive oil to brown my garlic and then added all of my other ingredients. Then added my pasta at the end. I didn't add any chicken this time but usually use shrimp instead. Every time I make this dish it goes as quick as the wind! My fianc'e loves Macaroni Grill and they have something similar which led me to try to somewhat duplicate it. It does take some time to prep and can be a bit pricey to make but it is very well worth the time and money!! =) Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2005
This recipe is absolutely wonderful! I did however make a few changes of my own. I used penne & I only used 3/4 cup of olive oil and added 1 cup of white cooking (or house) wine or else it was too greasy. I also added in the oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes for extra flavor (it's only about a tblsp full). I also rinsed and reused my pot after making the pasta. Used a little of my 3/4 cup of olive oil to brown my garlic and then added all of my other ingredients. Then added my pasta at the end. I didn't add any chicken this time but usually use shrimp instead. Every time I make this dish it goes as quick as the wind! My fianc'e loves Macaroni Grill and they have something similar which led me to try to somewhat duplicate it. It does take some time to prep and can be a bit pricey to make but it is very well worth the time and money!! =) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2007
This was very good. I didn't add all the oil that was called for because it seemed like a lot. But that ended up being a mistake cause it was a bit dry. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2005
Hmmm...I thought this sounded great but it was really lacking flavor. I used only 1/4 cup of oil and it was still way to greasy. The combination sounds good so I'll play with it but I think next time I'm going to add more feta (double) even less oil (1/8 cup?) some red pepper and saute the garlic (4 cloves) before adding it to the mix. At the suggestion of a friend I'll try adding some bacon too! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2003
I really Loved this recipe - I'm a big Pesto Garlic Sun Dried Tomatoes fan..so any recipe including these instantly grab my attention. It was so simple to make great for a hot night when you really don't feel like 'cooking' - i'll definitely make this again!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2006
cut way back on the oil as some suggested. Husband thought black olives would have been a good addition. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2006
I would definitely recommend cutting the oil back to about 1/3 cup and subbing in sun-dried tomato pesto for a smoother sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2007
This dish has so much flavor my husband who only loves tomato based sauces actually likes it. It has become a regular on our family meal plan. As a plus it is very easy to make. I also variate and make it with sausage sometimes instead of chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2007
This is my second review for this wonderful recipe. I am always looking for ways to reduce the fat content of recipes. I used NO oil in this recipe and instead of the sundried tomatoes I used a can of diced tomatoes. The water from the can ensured the dish was not too dry and it still tasted a treat! Thanks again Marc. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2005
This was wonderful! My one complaint is that it was too oily. I reduced the oil and will even more so next time. I used sun dried tomatoes from a package because that's what I had and they were very good. I also added marinated artichoke hearts. My husband has been begging me to make it ever since. One of our favorites! Read More
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