tomato and basil chicken
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!

 

Tomato and Basil Chicken Pasta Recipe

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

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

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

Chicken and Basil Pasta

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 4-6 to matoes 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Begin to boil water for pasta of your choice
  3. In a large skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and heat to medium-high.
  4. Once hot, add chicken breasts. Brown on both sides.
  5. Once browned, remove and cut into bite size pieces. Return to skillet.
  6. Add sauce mixture. Heat on medium heat – simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. While simmering, boil pasta for required time.
  8. Drain pasta and add to chicken and sauce mixture - and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

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