Friday, August 20, 2010

Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil, and Chicken

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced (isn't that word fun to say? and doesn't it make you think of fairies?)
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
6-8 oz. uncooked linguini
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound chicken breasts until properly humiliated (1/2-inch thickness). Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper (to make them feel better). In a large heavy skillet, heat 1 1/2 tsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sear until well browned on both sides and cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees farenheit (does anybody actually take its temperature?), about 5 minutes per side.
In second skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil, simmer the tomatoes, garlic, parsley, basil, sugar, salt and pepper over low heat, stirring constantly until sauce is cooked. Add lemon juice until heated. Toss cooked chicken into the sauce. Keep warm.
Cook linguini according to package directions. Spoon sauce over hot linguini and sprinkle with cheese. Serves 2 giants or a regular family with picky eaters.
This recipe came in a King Soopers ad in the mail. I thought it was yummy.


  1. this is my sister-in-law Rachel, everyone. This sounds great Rach! Thanks for posting!