Fresh Tomato and Chicken Pasta

Fresh Tomato and Chicken Pasta

Pasta is a standby meal at our house. Whenever I can’t think of what to fix for dinner, pasta usually comes to the rescue. All you really need are some noodles or pasta(I used nice big fat, egg noodles this time), some meat (chicken or sausage usually), some vegetables (fresh chopped tomatoes, onion and tomato paste), some liquid (chicken broth) and some other seasonings (garlic, Italian seasoning, Dijon mustard and parsley) and of course a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese – Fresh Tomato and Chicken Pasta for dinner!
Fresh Tomato and Chicken Pasta

The sauce can be made in almost the same amount of time as it takes the noodles to boil.

Fresh Tomato and Chicken PastaYou can get creative with your combination or just keep it simple and basic like I did.

Fresh Tomato and Chicken Pasta

It’s also a great way to make a little meat (one chicken breast) go a long way. You’ve also got most of your major food groups all in one dish. I just added a spinach salad to go with it and we were good to go. Quick and easy dinner time solution.

What’s your standby, go to meal??

Fresh Tomato and Chicken Pasta
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into thin slices
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1¼ C chicken broth
  • 2 C chopped tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Heat butter and oil in pan over medium heat.
  2. Saute chicken until cooked through.
  3. Remove from pan and add onions and herbs.
  4. Cook until onions are soft.
  5. Add in chicken broth, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and garlic.
  6. Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  7. Increase heat to high and cook for 3 more minutes. Sauce will thicken up.
  8. Stir in mustard and chicken. Cook for a few more minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve over noodles or pasta.

 

Adapted from The Junior League Centennial Cookbook

 Recipe originally posted over at 30 Handmade Days today.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Heidi says

    Leigh Anne, I saw this post yesterday and it looked incredible! After work, I picked up the ingredients and made it for dinner last night. Hubby raved about how much he LOVED it!! Thanks for sharing. You made dinner easy for me last night. Keep those recipes coming :)

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