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Chicken Orecchiette in Rosa Sauce

Easy dinner recipes like this Orecchiette Pasta & Chicken in Rosa Sauce are perfect for Valentine's Day or date night. Homemade and healthy with lean chicken breast and vegetables in a creamy blend of traditional red Bertolli Traditional Marinara with Italian Herbs and Fresh Garlic and #Bertolli Alfredo With Aged Parmesan Cheese. Add a simple salad and garlic bread. Use @Bertolli pasta sauces for the best #rosasauce because it is made the Tuscan Way with olive oil.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, dinner, family, orecchiette, pasta, romantic, rosa sauce, valentines day
Servings: 6
Calories: 700kcal
Cost: $15.00


  • 2 large pots
  • 1 colander


  • 24 oz jar Bertolli Traditional Marinara with Italian Herbs and Fresh Garlic
  • 15 oz jar Bertolli Alfredo With Aged Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper diced
  • 16 oz orecchiette pasta
  • salt and pepper
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese as topping
  • parsley as garnish optional


  • Trim fat and skin off chicken breasts and generously season with salt and pepper. (Have you ever tasted an overly seasoned chicken breast? Me neither! Be GENEROUS!)
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray and add chicken breasts. Brown the chicken and cook through. Remove chicken from pan onto a cutting board.
  • Start boiling a pot of water for the pasta. When the water starts to boil add in a generous amount of salt (1-2 Tbsp). Cook pasta according to directions on the package. Drain water and set pasta aside until ready.
  • Add diced red pepper and red onion to the same pan the chicken browned in. Spray pan again with non-stick cooking spray. Saute the veggies on medium heat until they are softened. Turn off the heat.
  • As the pasta is cooking and the veggies are sauteing, slice the chicken breasts thinly. Add the chicken medallions back into the pan of veggies along with the two Bertolli sauces, and the cooked pasta. Stir all of these ingredients together over low heat until combined.
  • Top finished pasta with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of parsley, if desired. Enjoy!


It’s very important to season recipes as you go. Generously season the chicken with salt and pepper before browning, salt the pasta water, and add salt and pepper to the onions and peppers as they cook.
Feel free to use any pasta you prefer if you cannot find orecchiette.
Red bell pepper and purple onion are so festive for Valentine’s Day, but use any pepper or onion you prefer.