tomato basil chicken


i am in love with this recipe. it is full of fresh ingredients and flavor. and it only takes thirty minutes to makes which is great for those “i don’t have time to do anything” days!

tomato basil chicken


  • fettuccini pasta
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 2 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 tbsp cold butter
  • freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese, for garnish


season chicken breasts with the salt and pepper

add the extra virgin olive oil to a skillet and heat up. (this may seem like a lot, but it will form the base for the sauce.)

while waiting for the oil to heat up, start boiling water for the pasta.

when the oil is heated, add the chicken breasts.

cook about 4-5 minutes on one side then turn over and cook another 4-5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked all the way through.

add the tomatoes, basil, cold butter, and minced garlic to the chicken.


stir until all ingredients are blended and heated.

remove the cooked chicken to a cutting board. after resting a couple of minutes, cut the chicken into slices.

once pasta is al denta, drain and place in a bowl.

add the tomato and basil sauce to the pasta.

place sliced chicken on top of the pasta and garnish with parmigiana reggiano cheese.




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