Spicy Chicken Breast Caprese w/pasta

This is a super delicious dish that I love to make. Sometimes I will sprinkle a little extra pepper flakes on mine but I try to keep it fairly mild for the kids.

I serve this over pasta, usually a thin spaghetti or angel hair, and with a salad on the side. Whatever your favorite pasta is would be fine though.

Spicy Chicken Breast Caprese w/pasta

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-3 T. olive oil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 T. cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 c. onion, finely minced
  • 1/2-1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 2 T. basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 – 1 c. shredded cheese, mozzarella or a mozzarella blend is best
  • 1 box of your favorite pasta

Directions:

Cook pasta according to directions and set aside.

Heat about 2 T. of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. (You will need a lid later on.)

Sprinkle the salt and pepper on the chicken and add to the skillet. Cook  the chicken for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned; remove from skillet and set aside.

In this same skillet, heat about 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil; add garlic and onion, cook until soft.

Add the tomato sauce and red pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook on low for 10-12 minutes.

Place the chicken back in the pan.

Sprinkle the basil and the cheese and pour a little sauce over each piece of chicken.

Cover and simmer for another 10-12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the cheese has melted.

Serve hot over pasta.

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