An Incredibly Easy Chicken Breast Recipe

4 servings
25 min

I’m going to share with you an incredibly easy chicken breast recipe. I made it up years ago and we now eat it probably once a week.

It’s a great summer recipe because it’s light and quick.

Because I preserve tomatoes, this is one of those recipes that keeps that light summer taste around all year long for us.

It is that go-to meal that I make when I have nothing planned, which happens even with my meal planning. Or I have something planned that is a bit more time-consuming and I’m just not feeling up to it. We all have those days.

There are only a few main ingredients and clean-up is also fast and incredibly easy.

I appreciate easy meals, especially on a hot summer day.

This one fits the bill!

More Easy Chicken Recipes

One of my other favorites for summer is Chicken Ceasar Salad and you can find it HERE

I have an amazing support system of lovely ladies who are also full-time bloggers. Below are just a few of their easy Chicken Recipes:

Juliet from A Loverly Life shared her Juliet’s Chicken Salad with me. I absolutely love chicken salad so I can’t wait to try this recipe HERE

Jenn from The Everyday Farmhouse has a recipe for Chicken Zucchini Spinach Lasagna. I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of zucchini, so I’m happy to have another recipe. Find her recipe HERE

My friend Rosemary from My Home and Travels has a great recipe for Marinated Chicken Breasts. and Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Find her recipe for Marinated Chicken Breasts HERE and Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken HERE

Elizabeth at Pine Cones and Acorns is an AMAZING cook. This is her recipe for Smoked Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries. You can find it HERE

My sweet friend Paula from Virginia Sweet Pea is sharing her recipe for Tequila Lime Chicken. You can find it HERE.

You can also find Sara’s from Birdz of a Feather Rotisserie Chicken Recipe HERE.

Lots of Yummy chicken recipes to add some variety to the menu. I can’t wait to give them a try.

Hope you’re enjoying your start to August. It’s one of my favorite months. This is the first time in over 30 years where we haven’t been getting someone ready to go back to school but I still have that feeling of new beginnings; while at the same time, I’m anticipating fall (my absolute favorite) and the start to the end of the year.

Peace my friends,

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An Incredibly Easy Chicken Breast Recipe
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 2 chicken breast, butterflied
  • 1 tsp grapeseed oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tsp grapeseed oil you can use olive oil but I prefer grapeseed because it's better for you when heated up
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic you can use more or less, to taste
  • 2 can 14 oz., whole tomatoes I use my canned tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil 2 tsp if using dried
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz pasta You can use anything you like, spaghetti, angel hair, ravioli, tortellini etc.
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese, optional

Pre-heat oven to 350° or turn on grill
Line baking sheet or pan with tin foil and arrange chicken breat in pan. Drizzle the teaspoon of grapeseed oil on each and brush to coat with pastry brush. The oil will be enough to coat all side of all the breast. Salt and pepper both sides.
Chicken breast can be grilled until 145° in the center or baked in the oven until 145° internal temperature. About 15 minutes. When done they can be put on a plate to rest and covered with foil
While chicken breasts are cooking, start 8 cups of water in large pot, boiling for pasta
Heat 2 tsp., grapeseed oil in a large saute pan, when medium hot, add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the two cans of whole tomatoes and minced basil. Simmer and stir occasionally. Use side of wooden spoon to break up the tomatoes into smaller pieces. Keep warm until ready to serve
When pasta is done, drain. Slice the chicken breast in bite size slices. Top the pasta with chicken and tomato sauce.
Top with a little parmesan cheese, if desired
  • Serve with a side salad and french bread
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