Maggie's Super Quick Italian Chicken Pasta

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Maggie

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.

Top Review by MelissaO

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!

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.

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