Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tomato Basil Chicken

This easy recipe is done in 20 minutes and uses
 fresh garden ingredients that I usually have
in the house. So it's just - defrost 2 chicken
breasts and the "what's for dinner?" 
question is answered. I use my large black
cast iron skillet for this., which I love.
 It browns the chicken nicely and I can cut 
the chicken  right in the skillet when it's done. 
Get out all the ingredients; it goes fast. 
1. Start your water boiling for the pasta. 
2. Prep/chop your ingredients.
3. Boil the fettucini, drain and 
reserved a little pasta water.
 4. While the pasta is cooking brown the chicken.
5.  Add the tomatoes, garlic, basil, and butter.
Season with more salt and pepper.
 6. The chicken is cooked in a matter of minutes
and the ingredients create a nice sauce.
Add a little reserved pasta water if
needed to increase the sauce.
 This is a Pinterest recipe. I've had it
pinned for a while and made it some time
ago but never posted it myself because I
thought it was everywhere. My daughter Kim
made it last week after work and loved it.
My granddaughter Kristina took it to
work the next day for a yummy lunch.
 7.  Cut the chicken into diagonal slices.
Serve over fettucini and enjoy!
Tomato Basil Chicken
2 chicken breasts
2 T olive oil
2 C chopped fresh tomatoes
2 t minced garlic
4 T butter
1/2 C fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese, grated
Pasta, cooked for serving
Pat the chicken dry with paper towel
and season with salt and pepper. Heat
the oil in a skillet and add the chicken.
Let brown for 4-5 minutes, then turn and
brown the other side for another 4 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, garlic, basil, and butter.
Season with more salt and pepper. When the 
chicken is done, turn the heat down to lowest
setting to keep warm. Cut the chicken
into diagonal slices. Serve over fettucini 
and sprinkle with parmesan. 



  1. Rita,

    I had to send a message to you immediately, tonight I prepared your Roast Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce and I have to say it is absolutely EXCELLENT!!!! My husband and I both loved it and as I mentioned when I commented on it before when you posted the recipe I had been looking for something different using a Pork Tenderloin. This goes in my repertoire of "go to" recipes. Thank you so very much for sharing it. I also must say that this most recent chicken dish sounds amazing as well and another recipe that I will be trying soon. I love the simplicity but yet elegant recipes that you share.


    1. Oh Carolyn, That is so good to hear! Thanks for the EXCELLENT! comment. Elegant but easy is what I'm going for....with my recipes. :)

  2. I had just added the pasta to the boiling salted water when I sat down to read this. It is to late to try it for today buy next Saturday (AKA pasta night) I will give it a try. The sauce sounds wonderful. I have already pinned your recipe to my Fall food board. Now I have to try to find that pork tenderloin recipe before the buzzer goes off in the kitchen.

    1. I hope you enjoy both. Keep me posted Candy.

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