Tomato Basil Chicken Fettuccine

A quick weeknight Italian pasta dish using fresh, simple ingredients that you already have on hand! So easy and simple!

Tomato Basil Chicken Fettuccine - A quick weeknight Italian pasta dish using fresh, simple ingredients that you already have on hand! So easy and simple!

I know I say this a lot but this may just be my favorite pasta dish yet.

Tomato Basil Chicken Fettuccine - A quick weeknight Italian pasta dish using fresh, simple ingredients that you already have on hand! So easy and simple!

It’s just such a simple dish that comes together in a flash. And you can repurpose leftover ingredients as needed – like subbing in leftover chicken from the night before or adding in those lingering veggies from the fridge.

But the tomatoes and basil are absolute key here. It brings in such fresh flavors, and the juices from the tomatoes coupled with the melted butter make an amazing sauce for the fettuccine.

Tomato Basil Chicken Fettuccine - A quick weeknight Italian pasta dish using fresh, simple ingredients that you already have on hand! So easy and simple!

Plus, you can’t go wrong with the freshly grated Parmesan topping. The more the better I say! Just be sure to avoid that green can. It’ll be the best thing for you. Promise.

Tomato Basil Chicken Fettuccine

A quick weeknight Italian pasta dish using fresh, simple ingredients that you already have on hand! So easy and simple!

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces fettuccine
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. Season chicken with Italian seasoning; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes on each side. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. Add garlic, tomatoes, basil and red pepper flakes, if using, to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to burst and have softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in pasta and butter until melted and well combined, about 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Serve immediately, topped with chicken and garnished with Parmesan, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 583.7 Calories from Fat 273.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.4g 47%
Saturated Fat 16.7g 84%
Trans Fat 1.3g
Cholesterol 114.6mg 38%
Sodium 161.5mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 47.2g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 3.7g
Protein 30.1g 60%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.