Chicken Penne Pasta with Basil-Tomato Cream Sauce
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add oil, butter, garlic, and shallots. Gently sauté shallots for 5 minutes to develop their sweetness.
  3. Add chicken broth and crushed tomatoes. Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. While the sauce simmers, cook penne pasta in salted boiling water for nine minutes or al dente.
  5. Stir heavy cream into the sauce. When sauce comes to a boil, remove it from heat.
  6. Drain the penne pasta. Toss hot pasta with the sauce and basil. Place it on a platter. Top with the heated sliced chicken breasts.