Calamarata with chicken and caramelized cherry tomatoes

A real Italian dish made with calamarata pasta accompanied by delicious caramelized cherry tomatoes.

Preparation : 20 min
Cooking : 20 min

Ingredients for 4 persons :

  • 450 g of calamarata
  • 1 drizzle of olive oil
  • 8 aiguillettes of chicken
  • 25 g semi-salted butter
  • 40 cl of whole liquid cream
  • 1 tray of Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. tablespoons of cane sugar 4 leaves of basil
  • 2 pinches of Espelette pepper
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper

Calamarata recipe with chicken and caramelized cherry tomatoes

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the calamarata until al dente (about 15 minutes). Rinse them with cold water. Drizzle with olive oil. Reserve.

While the pasta is cooking:

  • Slice the chicken aiguillettes.
  • In a frying pan, melt 20 g of butter and cook the minced chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Add the cream then heat over low heat. Keep warm.
  • In a small pan, melt the rest of the butter, place the cherry tomatoes there, sprinkle with sugar. Let them caramelize for 1 minute. Adjust seasoning.
  • Over low heat, heat the minced chicken, add the pasta, mix and adjust the seasoning.
  • In a dish, place the caramelized cherry tomatoes, sprinkle with chopped basil and chilli.

Additional information


Calamarata are a variety of pasta. If you can't find one, use penne or other dry pasta.


Chicken filet
A delicate and tasty piece of poultry, the aiguillette is a thin slice cut lengthwise from the inside of the chicken fillet. This part of the white is often appreciated in a pan and can be used in a thousand and one ways: salt and pepper, in a sauce (tomato, curry, mustard, etc.), with cream, honey

Recipe: A. Beauvais
Photo: A. Beauvais - F. Hamel

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