Saucy Tomato Chicken with Pasta

Hello there– We all know that actually cooking up a  dinner isn’t nearly as hard as figuring out what to fix for dinner and making sure you have all you need to fix it.  That’s why I like this simple dish– Look at the ingredients.  Chances are you have everything you need already sitting in your kitchen.

So when I come in the dinner about 5:00 and just start thinking oh yeah–dinner.  This dish saves the day.  Bright and fresh, it’s a good one.

2 boneless chicken breasts
splash olive oil
a few shakes of garlic salt
1 onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tab. cornstarch
2 cans petit cut tomatoes*
14 oz. can chicken broth
1 tsp. dried basil
8 oz. of your favorite pasta
garnish of parmesan

Heat the olive oil in a skillet while you slice the chicken breasts horizontally to make thin fillets.  Cook the chicken in the hot oil for 2 minutes on each side to brown it, giving it a sprinkle of garlic salt.  Remove the chicken from the pan.

In the hot skillet cook the onion (add a bit of oil if it seems dry) for 5 minutes, adding the garlic to cook the last minute.  Then stir  the cornstarch into the pan coating the onions.  Keep the heat on high and add the chicken broth, can of tomatoes and dried basil.  And keep at a low simmer while the sauce thickens– about  5 minutes.

Put the pasta on to cook and while that cooking, return the chicken to the skillet with the tomato mixture and cover the top with a lid.  Simmer on the lowest setting for about 10 minutes until the chicken is tender.

Serve up the pasta topped with the chicken and sauce– You can grate a bit of parmesan on top to finish it off.


2 thoughts on “Saucy Tomato Chicken with Pasta

  1. Pingback: San Francisco Days and Roasted Tomatoes | The Thankful Heart

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