Chicken Pasta Caprese


Tastied up, that’s what this great dish is!

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It’s simply a big bowl of pasta tossed with sautéed chicken bites, fresh basil, sweet cherry tomatoes, and cubed mozzarella.

It’s all about the mozzarella chunks, melting when they come in contact with the hot pasta and chicken ~ that’s what makes the dish so delicious.

If you’ve got a lot of those glorious end-of-summer tomatoes in your garden, this is the recipe for you, thanks to The Skinnytaste Cookbook.

Give it a try, it’s a favorite of ours!

Chicken Pasta Caprese
Printable recipe


Ingredients:
Adapted

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into ½” cubes
½ teaspoon dried basil
Kosher salt and seasoned pepper, to taste
Cooking spray
9 ounces pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
2½ cups halved grape tomatoes
¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil
4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes

Method:

Heat a large non-stick skillet over high heat.
Season the chicken with the dried basil, salt and pepper.
Spray skillet with cooking spray, add chicken.
Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side.
Transfer the chicken to a plate.
Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions, drain, reserving about ½ cup of the pasta water.
Meanwhile, increase the heat under the skillet to high, add oil and garlic, cook, stirring just until golden.
Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, reduce heat to medium-low.
Cook, stirring, until tomatoes become tender, 5-6 minutes.
Add pasta to the tomatoes; if too dry, add some of the reserved pasta water.
Add chicken, toss well.
Remove pan from heat, stir in fresh basil and cheese, and serve hot.
Serves 5

 
ENJOY!




Comments

  1. I would even love this for breakfast.

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    1. Ha! Me too Susan! We evidently know a good thing when we see it! :-) Thanks!

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  2. This sounds really good. I have to try this.

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    1. Hi Donna! What a nice surprise to see you here! This is some good pasta! :-) Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!

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  3. Merhabalar, çok leziz ve iştah açıcı bir görüntüsü var. Ellerinize sağlık.

    Saygılar

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  4. Nice meal! I am tempted to try :D

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    1. Thanks, Medeja! Try it! It's good!

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  5. This looks delicious! My kids would love this!

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  6. What a pretty dish and full of great flavors too.
    Sam

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    1. Thanks, Sam1 We really think so too!

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  7. Even though I cannot eat most of this, it does still look yummy.

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    1. Hi Ivy! Sorry about that. Have a good day!

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    2. That's okay. I can come here and window shop. Everything you make looks killer good.

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  8. This is a great dish Pam!! It looks and sounds yummy!
    Great pics!

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    1. Thanks, George! Glad you like it! Take care

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  9. Oh, yes! This is definitely delicious! Skinnytaste has some awesome recipes!

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    1. Thanks, Nellie! Yes, it's a great cookbook!

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  10. Dear Pam,
    Awesome..what a blue plate special! (That is what my dad used to say) Love this dish and I am getting hungry just looking at this one..great post and recipe...thanks for sharing...have a wonderful Tuesday!
    Dottie :)

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    1. Thanks, Dottie! Good one, love it, your dad said it perfectly! This is comfort food for sure. Take care and have a good week!

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  11. THAT looks really good!!! Now I am really hungry.

    M :)

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    1. Hi Melinda! Funny how that works! It is good!

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  12. Perfect recipe for my tomatoes I picked up at the farmers market today!

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    1. Yes, a great use for your tomatoes, laurie!

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  13. Melty mozzarella grabs my attention every time! What a perfect meal!!!

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  14. Dear Pam, This dish looks beautiful, healthy and delicious!! xoxo Catherine

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! Hope you're having a great week! Hugs

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  15. What a delicious-looking recipe! I'd love to dig right in :)

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    1. Susan, thanks! Wish you could! Take care.

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  16. I love this recipe. Perfect to make for a busy upcoming weekend:)

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  17. Pam, This is a nice simple can't miss entree! Looks great and easy to do too... Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! It's good and easy! Take care

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