Chicken Tomato Pasta Recipe

chicken tomato pasta recipe

A quick and easy chicken tomato pasta recipe that your whole family will enjoy. An ideal low calorie recipe made with a fresh homemade tomato sauce. You can use left over chicken for this dish as it works just as well. The delicious chicken tomato pasta sauce is a breeze to make as it’s just a matter of adding diced tomatoes to the pan while the chicken is cooking. You can even use canned tomatoes or a bottle of roasted garlic tomato sauce if you don’t have the time to chop up fresh tomatoes. This pasta recipe makes a perfect lunch or a superb weeknight Italian pasta dish. A healthy lighter way to enjoy chicken. 

Serves Prep Time Cook Time Calories Sat Fat
4
20 mins
30 mins
425
2g

*Note: Calories and saturated fats value are on a per serving basis.

How To Make Chicken Tomato Pasta Recipe

Ingredients

  • 400g penne
  • 500g diced chicken beast
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 finely diced onion
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 cans (410g) diced tomatoes of equivalent fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • salt and crushed black pepper to taste

Method

  1. In a large saucepan, bring to boil 3.5 litres of water, and add 2 teaspoons of salt.
  2. Add the penne and cook till al-dente, then drain.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, in a pan, saute the onions and garlic in olive oil, for 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken to pan and cook until it turns white.
  5. Add tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper and simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes.
  6. Drain the pasta and serve in a dish, topped with chicken sauce.
  7. Serve immediately with crusty bread.
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