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Mike and I plan to start new traditions this year beginning with this simple chicken pasta recipe. The past few years during the holidays we've accidentally developed a few bad habits. Since we both get completely swamped during this time of year, we order food in way too often. I do not want a tradition to be eating delivered pizza around the tree while adding ornaments. Not when it's just as easy to whip up a tasty pasta dish using Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes.
When I am super overwhelmed, I tend to forget how easy a good dinner recipe can be. A hearty pasta dish can be created with items from the pantry. All you need is Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, pasta, and the rest is negotiable. Depending on your personal tastes, picky eaters in attendance, and what you have on hand, you can most definitely make a delicious dinner and start a new tradition.
This year, while decorating the tree, I made a simple chicken pasta recipe for us. Instead of hastily scarfing down pizza, we ate soul-warming pasta by the fireplace. There's nothing wrong with pizza; I just want our holiday traditions to be a little less rushed. Life is zooming by, and we need to start savoring moments a lot more often.
Simple Chicken Pasta Recipe
- 1 lb chicken breasts cubed
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 can (14.5 oz) Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 8 ounces pasta, cooked
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- fresh basil
- Boil pasta as per package instructions.
- Add chicken, garlic, and oil to a skillet and saute on medium-high heat until chicken is cooked through.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Reduce heat to low and add Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes and seasoning.
- Heat for 3-5 minutes or until steaming.
- Stir in pasta and mix well, heating 2 minutes more until hot.
- Serve with Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped basil.
You can make this recipe even easier by using Hunt's Diced Tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano. It's best to stock the cabinets with all the flavors and varieties of Hunt's Diced Tomatoes. Pasta and tomatoes go with all sorts of proteins. Or, skip the meat for a Meatless Monday dish. The quick and easy dinner options are plentiful.
Get the kids involved by allowing them to choose their favorite sides to go along with this simple chicken pasta recipe. Maybe cheesy garlic bread? Mozzarella sticks? What other kinds of delicious appetizers or side dishes go along with pasta?
Head to Walmart to stock up on Hunt's Diced Tomatoes. You'll be thankful during busy times when you have cabinets full of meal options.
What are your favorite traditions? Or, what new traditions do you plan to make this year?
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