Chicken and Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

Pasta Skillet Dinner with Chicken and Cheese

I could not be more excited about today’s recipe! I am going to not only show you how to make this yummy dish but how to make the tomato sauce. This is the easiest tomato sauce I have ever posted ( well one of the easiest — all my recipes tend to be pretty easy).

The sauce recipe is adding all the ingredients into a casserole dish – baking the dish for a while and blending it all together! What I love about the recipe is what I give you is a great base – you can add whatever you want into it – like tons of fresh basil.

When I make this recipe I always throw in veggies of some kind ( since my husband runs away from vegetables unless they are hidden). For the basic recipe I am using 1 carrot – but I have used spinach. The tomatoes really overpower the taste of the vegetables you add.

Pasta Skillet Dinner with Chicken and Cheese ingredients

For this meal I am using chicken but you can add cooked ground beef to your base sauce and you have meat sauce ready to go. I forgot to add the 1 cup of mozzarella cheese I used when I baked the dish.

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If you do make my Chicken and Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe please make sure to comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Chicken & Pasta Skillet Dinner FINAL

Chicken and Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 1 Pound of Penne Pasta
  • 1 Cup of Mozzarella
  • 2 Large Cans of Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 carrots, cut
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¼ Cup of tablespoons olive oil, Divided
  • salt and ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 - place the tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil, and salt and pepper into a casserole dish. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes - everything should be very tender.
  2. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes - place the contents of the casserole dish into a blender and blend till well combined.
  3. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the box
  4. While the pasta is cooking - heat the rest of the olive oil in a skillet - add chicken and cook ( you can season with salt and pepper if you want)
  5. Once the chicken is cooked take the chicken out of the pan and set aside
  6. Place the pasta and sauce in the pan and mix - add in chicken
  7. Place cheese on top of the dish
  8. Bake uncovered in the oven for 5 minutes - till cheese is melted.