Daily Archives: March 7, 2011

Basil Chicken Pasta

Basil Chicken Pasta

Tonights dinner was based off of a Basil Chicken recipe but I changed ingredients a bit.  I was looking for a    recipe to make with ingredients I already had.  The changes ended up working out ok and dinner was a big hit,  even with my husband (the pickiest man who has ever walked this earth).  The changes I made are as follows:

  • Whole Grain Linguine instead of Angel Hair
  • No Onions
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes (I am sure fresh would be awesome).  I drained 3/4 of the liquid out as well.
  • Dried Basil instead of fresh (again, fresh would be awesome)
  • 1/4 tsp Chipotle Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 8 Chicken Breast Tenderloin slices, diced

Everything else was pretty much the same.  I put all but the tomatoes in the pan to cook.  I waited until after the chicken was cooked to add the canned tomatoes and then cooked until the tomatoes were hot.  My family seems to have loved it.  I have the added benefit of being able to use ingredients that I almost always have on hand.  Other than the added salt from canned tomatoes, the meal was very healthy.  It was also a very quick, very easy meal to make.