This may seem high in Points+, but keep in mind it includes the pasta

*Points+ Value: 9        SMPoints: 9

Servings: 4

4 (4 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
*(plus an extra 2 (4 ounce) breasts for Mexican White Bean and Chicken Soup)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes (or 2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes)
1 Tablespoon minced fresh garlic
2 Tablespoons light butter
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
6 ounces Barilla Plus linguine

Heat water in large pot for pasta. Wait for water to boil and add pasta. If necessary, cut chicken breasts into 4 ounce

Once pasta is in water, season chicken breasts with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper.  Add olive oil to your
skillet.  When the oil is HOT, add the chicken breasts.  Cook all chicken breasts 3 minutes on first side and flip. Cook
second side for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. Remove 4 of the breasts to plate and tent with foil to keep warm for
tonight.  Reserve the other 2 for
Mexican and White Bean Soup another night. To same skillet add the chopped fresh
tomatoes, butter, salt and pepper.  Saute for 1 minute.  If pasta is not ready to be plated, turn heat to low to keep sauce

When pasta is cooked to al dente, drain in colander. Cut chicken into slices on the bias. Stir basil into tomato sauce.  Divide
the pasta among 4 individual bowls, and top each with a sliced chicken breast, and equal portions of the tomato basil
Picky Eater/Non-Dieter Tips:  Most picky eaters will go for this.  But punt position is to serve their chicken breast
plain with buttered pasta on the side.
Tomato Basil Chicken
  • Easy Gourmet
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Cooking Tips: This is a fairly fool-proof dish if you follow the instructions.  Timing is key.  Have the chicken cut into
portions and tomatoes, basil and garlic ready to go before putting pasta in water, but don't start cooking the chicken
and the sauce until the pasta is cooking.    And add the basil to the sauce
just before serving. You want it to just
barely wilt, not cook down.
Calories: 390  Fat: 10.7  Carbs: 32.5  Fiber: 3.8  Protein: 33.1  Sat. Fat: 3.4  Sugar: 2
How we calculated
How we calculated