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Chicken Bruschetta Pasta in an individually portioned bowl.

Chicken Bruschetta Pasta

Katerina | Diethood
This richly tangy Chicken Bruschetta Pasta is packed with tender chicken breast, zesty tomatoes and perfectly cooked pasta in a sweet and tart balsamic sauce. Enjoy it with a glass of wine on date night, or at family dinner with sparkling grape juice for the kids.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound bow tie pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (4- ounces each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 6 roma tomatoes
  • 10 fresh basil leaves , cut into thin strips
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced, divided
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar

Instructions
 

  • Prepare pasta according to the directions on the package.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet; add cubed chicken and cook for 8 minutes, or until chicken is browned and internal temperature reaches 165°F degrees. Set aside.
  • Dice tomatoes and save the juices in a small bowl.
  • Combine tomatoes, tomato juices, basil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, & half of the minced garlic; set aside. You can also make this ahead of time and refrigerate for 2 hours, covered.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy bottom saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add remaining garlic and sauté for about 20 seconds, or until soft and tender - do not burn the garlic.
  • Increase heat to medium high and stir in previously prepared tomato salad.
  • Add tomato sauce to pan and bring to a boil.
  • Add prepared pasta to sauce pan and toss around until coated. Set aside.
  • In a small pan, bring to a boil vinegar and sugar; reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook until sauce turns to a thick syrup. Remove from heat and add to prepared pasta.
  • Transfer pasta to a platter.
  • Arrange prepared chicken breasts on top of pasta.
  • Serve.

Equipment

  • Stove

Video

Notes

  • To Store: Keep sealed tightly in the fridge covered in plastic or in an airtight container up to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: Freeze in a double-lock freezer bag or a tightly sealed freezer-safe container up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight before serving.
  • To Reheat: Cook on the stove over medium heat or microwave in 30-second intervals until warmed through.

Nutrition

Calories: 347 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 25 g | Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 72 mg | Sodium: 449 mg | Potassium: 787 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 10 g | Vitamin A: 995 IU | Vitamin C: 17.2 mg | Calcium: 33 mg | Iron: 1.3 mg | Net Carbs: 12 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken dinner ideas, easy pasta dishes, pasta dinner ideas