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 and Chicken Pasta
- 1 ½ tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into thin slices
- ½ onion chopped
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 ¼ c chicken broth
- 2 c chopped tomatoes
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- Heat butter and oil in pan over medium heat.
- Saute chicken until cooked through.
- Remove from pan and add onions and herbs.
- Cook until onions are soft.
- Add in chicken broth, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and garlic.
- Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
- Increase heat to high and cook for 3 more minutes.
- Sauce will thicken up. Stir in mustard and chicken.
- Cook for a few more minutes.
- Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
- Serve over noodles or pasta.
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)
This sounds delicious and will try it over the weekend! Thanks!
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 !
How many should this serve ? abt ?
Leigh Anne says
It serves about four but if you have big meat eaters you will want to use 2 chicken breasts.
Thanks so much !
Caren with a "C" says
Great idea for summer tomatoes from the garden! Always looking for an easy dinner idea! Thanks!
This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have never tried anything of yours that was not “out of this world.”
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!
Kelsey Bang says
this looks sooo delicious! I must try it!