Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Spaghetti with Chicken and Tomatoes

Last January I posted some chicken recipes; therefore, I thought I'd post a chicken recipe this January too. I found this recipe on Pinterest. We had it for dinner tonight. I modified the recipe which you'll see below, but here is the real thing from Gina at skinnytaste.com.
Spaghetti with Chicken and Tomatoes


2 skinless chicken breast halves, diced in 1 inch cubes

cooking spray

salt and pepper

8 oz angel hair spaghetti

2 cups grape tomatoes

a shake of garlic powder
4 tsp extra virgin olive oil

4 tbsp chopped fresh basil


Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.

Season diced chicken generously with salt & pepper. Heat a large skillet on high heat. When hot, spray with cooking spray and add chicken. Cook about 3-4 minutes, until no longer pink. Remove chicken and set aside.

Add pasta to boiling water and cook according to package directions. Reserve about 1/2 cup pasta water before draining.

While pasta cooks, add olive oil to skillet on high heat. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper and garlic powder. Reduce heat to medium-low. Sauté about 4-5 minutes. Drain pasta. If pasta seems too dry, add some of the reserved pasta water (great idea...why didn't I think of that before?) Top with tomatoes, fresh basil and chicken. Can top with good grated cheese.

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