One-Pot Tomato, Basil, + Chicken Pasta
by amy on 20 August 2013
serves 6-8, adapted from Martha Stewart Living
Y’all know I love pasta, + I especially love a pasta dish that’s as quick + easy to make as it is delicious. I’d been seeing a One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta coming across pinterest + facebook a lot recently, + I decided to give it a try with a few changes of my own. In this recipe, rather than boil the pasta separately like you do with most pasta dishes, you cook it in the pot with the broth, tomatoes, + herbs. The benefit of cooking it this way is two-fold. First, it imparts a ton of flavor into the pasta, as it gets to absorb all sorts of awesomeness. And second, it saves time, as you only have one pot to clean up at the end!
So, how was it? Really flippin’ delicious! Between the seasoned diced tomatoes, the italian seasoning, + the fresh basil, it has a bright, delicious herb flavor. As the pasta cooks in the broth, the starch releases out, creating a creamy, rich tomato sauce. While the original recipe is vegetarian, I added chicken to mine, + am so glad I did. The chicken adds a whole ‘nother level of flavor, plus packs an awesome protein punch. The end result is a super simple, yet truly scrumptious pasta dish. And since it’s all cooked in one pot (and takes less than 20 minutes total), it’s perfect for a quick, easy-to-clean-up weeknight meal. Give this one a try, friends – I think you’ll love it!
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the chopped onions + cook until onions are translucent + softened, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic + cook for 1 minute more, until fragrant.
Add the remaining ingredients to the stock pot – the pasta, diced tomatoes with their liquid, crushed tomatoes, shredded chicken, red pepper flakes, italian seasoning, fresh basil, chicken broth, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt + pepper. Stir everything together until well combined.
Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer + cook for 10-15 minutes (depending on the type of pasta you choose), stirring frequently. Cook until almost all the liquid has evaporated + pasta has reached an al dente consistency. Add more salt + pepper if needed + stir well. Serve with a generous topping of freshly grated Parmesan cheese + enjoy!
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (192g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 32 (16%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 3.5g||5 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.5g||2 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.8g|
|Cholesterol 41.4mg||13 %|
|Sodium 450.3mg||16 %|
|Potassium 250.5mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 35.1g||10 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.6g||2 %|
|Sugars, other 34.5g|
|Protein 8.4g||12 %|
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Calories per serving: 206
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