Quick chicken pasta

    25 min

    A lightning-fast chicken pasta dish, perfect for feeding your hungry family midweek! Chicken is cooked with olives, mushrooms and tinned tomatoes. You can serve with any pasta you wish.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 250g vermicelli pasta
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
    • 1 small tin sliced black olives, drained
    • 1 small tin sliced mushrooms, drained
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Boil pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
    2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in drained black olives and mushrooms. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until chicken is golden brown. Strain chicken juices from pan, and reduce heat to low. Stir in tomatoes, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
    3. Toss the pasta and chicken mixture together, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and serve.


    Instead of tinned olives and mushrooms, you can use fresh; it will just add to your preparation time. You can also use leftover chicken for this recipe with fabulous results!

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    This was so easy! I have made it two times now! The 2nd time I made it I made a few changes to the recipe. I used 2-28 oz. cans of italian style diced tomatoes instead of 2-16oz cans. When I previously made the recipe with 2- 16oz. cans and it wasn't saucy enough, plus I didn't drain the tomatoes so it was really watery. I also added Mrs. Dash Table Blend, Parsley, Oregano, Basil, Garlic Powder, Pepper, and Onion Flakes to season the chicken and I added a little bit more to the dish before serving. The additional seasoning made it have more flavor, which was way better then the original recipe.  -  25 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was as stated, quick and easy and very good. My changes; used whole olives sliced in half length wise, sprinkled chicken generously with garlic powder and italian seasoning (didn't have garlic herb seasoning), used thin spagetti, and used only one can of diced tomatoes (would have been better with two, didn't have). I also seasoned to taste with salt and pepper. It's lighter than your normal pasta with sauce, and surprisingly flavorful with the little amount of seasoning. Next time I will toss in some fresh garlic and maybe even substitute canned mushrooms and tomatoes with fresh. As is, it is very tasty and quick when your in a crunch. I served with bruschetta and green salad. Thanks for sharing Tiffany.  -  15 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've done a bunch of recipes from allrecipes over several years, this one is hands down the best. My wife said it was like a pro dish from Macaroni's Grill. The only thing I did different was adding a bit of onion powder to the chicken, and then adding a 4 oz of tomato sauce to the chicken mixture as it simmered. Thanks for a great dish, Tiffany!  -  11 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)