I’m going to share with you an incredibly easy chicken breast recipe. I made it up years ago and we now eat it probably once a week.
It’s a great summer recipe because it’s light and quick.
Because I preserve tomatoes, this is one of those recipes that keeps that light summer taste around all year long for us. You can read about how I preserve tomatoes HERE.
It is that go-to meal that I make when I have nothing planned, which happens even with my meal planning. Or I have something planned that is a bit more time-consuming and I’m just not feeling up to it. We all have those days.
There are only a few main ingredients and clean-up is also fast and incredibly easy.
Chicken with Tomato/Basil Sauce
- 2 chicken breast, butterflied
- 1 tsp grapeseed oil
- salt & pepper
- 2 tsp grapeseed oil you can use olive oil but I prefer grapeseed because it's better for you when heated up
- 1 tbsp minced garlic you can use more or less, to taste
- 2 can 14 oz., whole tomatoes I use my canned tomatoes
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil 2 tsp if using dried
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 8 oz pasta You can use anything you like, spaghetti, angel hair, ravioli, tortellini etc.
- fresh grated parmesan cheese, optional
- Pre-heat oven to 350° or turn on grill
- Line baking sheet or pan with tin foil and arrange chicken breat in pan. Drizzle the teaspoon of grapeseed oil on each and brush to coat with pastry brush. The oil will be enough to coat all side of all the breast. Salt and pepper both sides.
- Chicken breast can be grilled until 145° in the center or baked in the oven until 145° internal temperature. About 15 minutes. When done they can be put on a plate to rest and covered with foil
- While chicken breasts are cooking, start 8 cups of water in large pot, boiling for pasta
- Heat 2 tsp., grapeseed oil in a large saute pan, when medium hot, add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the two cans of whole tomatoes and minced basil. Simmer and stir occasionally. Use side of wooden spoon to break up the tomatoes into smaller pieces. Keep warm until ready to serve
- When pasta is done, drain. Slice the chicken breast in bite size slices. Top the pasta with chicken and tomato sauce.
- Top with a little parmesan cheese, if desired
I appreciate easy meals, especially on a hot summer day.
This one fits the bill!
More Easy Chicken Recipes
I have an amazing support system of lovely ladies who are also full-time bloggers. Below are just a few of their easy Chicken Recipes:
Lots of Yummy chicken recipes to add some variety to the menu. I can’t wait to give them a try.
Hope you’re enjoying your start to August. It’s one of my favorite months. This is the first time in over 30 years where we haven’t been getting someone ready to go back to school but I still have that feeling of new beginnings; while at the same time, I’m anticipating fall (my absolute favorite) and the start to the end of the year.
Peace my friends,
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