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Tomato and Basil Chicken Pasta Recipe

Tomato and Basil Chicken Pasta Recipe

This week’s recipe was born out of necessity.  We have had a busy week between work, school, football games, and “farm” work.  We’ve all been there…you come home from work – you need to make dinner – and you take that long look in the fridge and pantry and think…what can I make?  With plenty of tomatoes and fresh basil sitting on the counter – and a pantry with a box or two of penne pasta – this one turned out to be a winner.  It’s a great feeling when  a ‘throw together’ meal turns out as a family favorite!

Fresh Tomato and Basil from the garden being washed before prepared

Ingredients

4 skin-less and boneless chicken breasts
4-6 tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil, loosely packed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
1/4 teaspoon pepper flakes, optional

Ingredients mixed in the food processor

Preparation:

Combine garlic, tomatoes, vinegar, oil, basil, black pepper, and salt in a food processor. Reserve a small amount of tomatoes (chopped) and basil (chopped) for garnish.

Begin to boil water for pasta of your choice

In a large skillet add 1 tablespoon of

Sauce and chicken simmering in the skillet.

olive oil and heat to medium-high.  Once hot, add chicken breasts.  Brown on both sides.  Once browned, remove and cut into bite size pieces.  Return to skillet.  Add sauce mixture.   Heat on medium heat – simmer for 10 minutes.  While simmering, boil pasta for required time.

Drain pasta and add to chicken and sauce mixture – and enjoy!

-Mary

Shared on Little House In The Suburbs, Funky Junk SNS, Six Sisters, Gnowfglins Simple Lives Thursday Too Many Jars in My Kitchen

6 Comments on Tomato and Basil Chicken Pasta Recipe

  1. These sounds delicious! I love how simple it is!! Pinning!
    Stopping by from Happy Hour Projects!

  2. This looks SO delicious!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  3. That looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  4. Looks absolutely delicious! Necessity is a wonderful inventor!! :)

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