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Chicken Penne with Tomatoes and Basil

  • Author: Amanda Janes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


Try this recipe if you are looking for a metabolism-friendly pasta dish or if you just want to impress dinner guests!


Units Scale

1 1/2 pounds of diced chicken breast (about 4 breasts)

8 oz of whole wheat pasta

4 clove garlic, finely chopped

4 cups cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup olive oil

1 tbsp italian seasoning

1 tsp sea salt (divided)

Pepper to taste

1 bunch of basil cut into ribbons

1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Make pasta according to package directions. Rinse under cold water and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, cook the chicken. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan, add cubed chicken, season with 1/2 the salt and Italian seasoning, and saute for about 10 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  3. In a large saucepan, add remaining oil, tomatoes, garlic, remaining 1/2 of salt, pepper and cook on medium high heat for about 20 minutes or until all the tomatoes have bursted.
  4. Incorporate the basil, cooked chicken and pasta. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and some extra fresh basil.

Keywords: chicken penne