Pasta Recipe: Fresh Tomato and Chicken Pasta

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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 – dinner! The sauce can be made in almost the same amount of time as it takes the noodles to boil. You can get creative with your combination or just keep it simple and basic like I did. 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 & Chicken Pasta
A quick and easy dinner solution - Fresh tomatoes, onions, and chicken made into a delicious sauce and served over noodles or pasta.. Adapted from The Junior League Centennial Cookbook
Recipe type: Main
  • 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
  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.
  8. Sauce will thicken up. Stir in mustard and chicken.
  9. Cook for a few more minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  11. Serve over noodles or pasta.



  1. Julie says

    I love anything to do with chicken and tomatoes so thank you for another fabulous recipe to try! Sounds delicious, will be part of our mothers day lunch! Thanks so much! Julie(the letter 4’s mom)

  2. Dave says

    You asked what our ‘standby’ meals are? Well, it depends on a couple of things. First, if I have a loaded fridge I can do wonders, (roast, pork chops, meatloaf, roasted chicken, with potatoes or oven veggies) but if it is time to go shopping and not much is in the fridge,and don’t want to fuss much, I might make a cheese quiche since if I have nothing, I usually always have eggs and cheese and maybe a tomato or cuke salad !

  3. Caren with a "C" says

    Great idea for summer tomatoes from the garden! Always looking for an easy dinner idea! Thanks!

  4. Tamara says

    This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have never tried anything of yours that was not “out of this world.”

  5. kelly says

    we are not big pasta eaters at all but sometimes i wish i could have an easy dinner like that!
    i have 2 go to meals that i always have the ingredients for, they are NOT fancy! one is salsa chicken chicken breasts or thighs sprinkled with taco seasoning, covered in salsa, bake until done and then put cheese on top and melt it in the oven. the other is salad with a heated can of chili, pour some chili on top of the salad, top with cheese, sour cream and tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips, EASY!