Maggie's Super Quick Italian Chicken Pasta

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I threw this together instead of just diced tomatoes over pasta, and it was yummy enough that I'll make it again. It's not fancy, but it makes a great lunch that's even on the healthier side. Amounts are approximate, so go with whatever quantities are available, and it will still be delish, I promise.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package while working on the rest of the steps.
  2. Sautee garlic in olive oil in a medium sized pot until golden brown.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the garlic, mix well and stir occasionally until heated through.
  4. Once pasta is done, stir in the chicken/tomato mixture, and top with mozzarella if desired.


Most Helpful

We used 1 3/4 C. Elbow noodles (it's what I had), no oil, added a 15 ounce can of tomato sauce, several dashes of red pepper flakes, halved the chicken (that's all I had), no salt (it was in the tomato sauce), no black pepper, added a generous tablespoon of Italian seasoning, and omitted the cheese. It was AWESOME. My husband thought it was great this way for summer, but thought that in the fall/winter it would be awesome just as is in a casserole with the cheese melted on top (like a baked ziti). Thanks for the inspiration!

MelissaO' June 18, 2009

We found this pretty bland. Added a can of spagetti sauce to kick up the flavour. Was much better.

markandnicole January 13, 2010

I had some leftover chicken to use up so made this for lunch. I used Dreamfiled pasta and followed the rest of the recipe as written. I did add the optional cheese except I used an Italian blend as that is what I had on hand. This was a good, quick lunch.

bmcnichol May 05, 2009

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