Pasta a la Leigh Anne

Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 C chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 can 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 C chopped fresh basil reserve some to sprinkle on top
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces(see marinade recipe below)

Marinade for Chicken:

  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1/4 C red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt


  • Saute onions and garlic in olive oil
  • Add in tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, sugar, red pepper flakes and fresh chopped basil Simmer for 20 minutes
  • While simmering cook marinaded chicken in a frying pan until cooked through
  • Add chicken into sauce and serve over pasta
  • Garnish with freshly chopped basil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Marinade for Chicken:

  • Mix together and add cut up chicken
  • Marinade for 30-60 minutes and then cook in a frying pan until meat is cooked through