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Chicken Tomato Pasta in the Deep Covered Baker

Quick and easy meals are how I get dinner on the table for my busy family! This Chicken Tomato Pasta cooks up quickly in the microwave.

Chicken Tomato Pasta | A quick and easy 20-minute meal microwaved in the Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker | MoneywiseMoms

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Yes, I know not everyone has a Deep Covered Baker from Pampered Chef, but those of us who do are always looking for more easy microwave recipes.

I use mine all the time to make Chicken Fajitas, but another go-to meal for us is this Chicken Tomato PastaIt's a revision of a Pampered Chef recipe, made simpler by using pantry ingredients.

I usually cook some extra chicken breasts when we have them for another meal, or I can pull some pre-cooked chicken from the freezer and have it thawed out by dinnertime. And I always have canned tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on hand, so it comes together quickly.

Chicken Tomato Pasta in the DCB

This is such an easy recipe to pull together for busy weeknights, and it can be made gluten-free by substituting the pasta with your favorite GF brand.

Just keep an eye on the cooking time–I've found that quinoa pasta takes less time to cook.

Yield: 4 servings

Chicken Tomato Pasta in the DCB

Chicken Tomato Pasta in the DCB
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp diced garlic
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ tsp each salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 cups uncooked pasta (penne, rotini, etc.)
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp basil

Instructions

  1. Spray Deep Covered Baker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add garlic, crushed tomatoes, broth, salt and pepper to the Baker. Stir in dry pasta.
  3. Cover baker and microwave on high for 16-18 minutes or until pasta is tender (I usually stop at 10 min and stir).
  4. When pasta is fully cooked, carefully remove Baker from microwave and add basil, cheese and chicken; mix well.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1301mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 38g

Chicken Tomato Pasta DCB Recipe

 

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Chicken Tomato Pasta is linked up to Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie, What's Cooking Wednesday at Turning the Clock Back, Gluten-Free Recipe Linkup at Musings of a Housewife and Fluster's Creative Muster Party at Fluster Buster.

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diane padoven

Friday 14th of February 2014

easy and delicious sounding...my favorite type of recipe! i am always looking for fast weeknight ideas. Thank you best, diane Dropping by from SITS girls today. #SITSBlogging

Gabby@MamaGab

Friday 14th of February 2014

I have a DCB (didn't know it was called that) and I definitely need some easy recipes for it like this one. So glad you shared it!! Found you via SITS!!

Candy @ Candypolooza

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

Sounds like I need to contact my local Pampered Chef person! What a fabulous and easy recipe! Thanks for linking up on the What's Cooking Wednesday linky :)

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