Tomato Basil Chicken & Pasta
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 tbsp dried basil
  • 4-8 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs chicken breast or 4 cups of tofu
  • 1 can tomato sauce (not paste!)
  • 1 can small diced tomatos
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 can of quartered artichoke hearts (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 cup of sliced black olives (optional)
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach (optional)
  • Toasted pine nuts (garnish)
  • Fresh parmesan (garnish)
  • Fresh Basil (cut into small strips) (garnish)
  • Pasta noodles (penne absorbs the sauce well)
  1. Cut chicken into small 1 inch pieces and cook in a skillet with 1 or 2 tbsps of olive oil.
  2. In another skillet, saute garlic and onion in olive oil under tender, add wine and cook down another 5-10 minutes. Add tomato sauce, basil and water- cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add all other optional ingredients and cook for 10-20 minutes uncovered.
  4. Add chicken (or leave chicken out for a vegetarian option. It is also really good with crumbled Tofu!)
  5. Serve over cooked noodles and top with the three garnishes listed above.
This is a recipe that I got from my sister with a few additions for more flavor. It is perfect for large groups because it is quick and easy to make!