Chicken Pasta Caprese

I’m a bit obsessed with my new cookbook I got for Christmas. I’ve been following SkinnyTaste for years, since I started cooking to be honest with you. So much so that when I made this Chicken Pasta Caprese and actually read some of the recipes and her stories behind them I was a bit bummed because I thought I had invented the word “Skinnify” Oh well I can’t take credit for the term but I can take credit for making this delicious dish that resulted in my son picking his cheese out and eating all of that ahead of even the pasta! They did without the tomatoes but since I’m Caprese addicted I had to try this dish. My kids love simple pasta dishes so if it helps to make one that allows them to “pick out” what they don’t like. Sometimes when I make these kinds of recipes I separate the foods for them in hopes that they will “sneak” in a veggie or two but this one I let them have at it.

Chicken Pasta Caprese

Here are some other Caprese Recipes of mine you can enjoy. If it says Caprese in it, I’ve tried it!
Caprese Meatloaf
Caprese Pizza
 Grilled Caprese Sandwich
 Caprese Turkey Burger
 Baked Caprese Salad

Chicken Pasta Caprese

Chicken Pasta Caprese
 
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Why not bring Chicken and Caprese together in this quick and easy skillet dinner! The fresh basil completes this dish.
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Cuisine: Dinner
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 pd. skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pint of halved grape tomatoes
  • 4 oz of part-skim mozzarella balls (or cut into chunks)
  • ¼ cup of fresh basil, chopped
  • 9 oz pasta (I used bow ties)
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • Cooking Spray
  • ½ teaspoon of dried basil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with dried basil, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spray skillet with cooking spray and add chicken. Cook, stirring around until the chicken is cooked through, roughly 6-8 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large stock pot heat water and cook pasta until al dente. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water.
  4. Add olive oil to skillet and turn the heat to high. Add garlic, stirring until golden brown, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and turn the heat down to medium-low. Cook, stirring until tomatoes become tender, roughly 5 minutes.
  6. Add the pasta and chicken to the skillet with the tomatoes. Add some of the pasta water a little at a time to prevent sticking.
  7. Remove the skillet from the heat, add fresh basil, cheese and cover to melt the cheese.

Chicken Pasta Caprese

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