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Easy Tomato Basil Chicken – One Pot Meal

 
Easy Tomato Basil Chicken – One Pot Meal
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This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.4

$1.40 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

6 dairy-free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:64%

Spoonacular Score: 64%

 

Need a dairy free main course? Easy Tomato Basil Chicken – One Pot Meal could be an outstanding recipe to try. One portion of this dish contains approximately 19g of protein, 7g of fat, and a total of 423 calories. For $1.4 per serving, this recipe covers 15% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 6. It is brought to you by Pink When. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. A mixture of tomato basil sauce, bell pepper, basil, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 30 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 71%, which is solid. Similar recipes include Quick and Easy – Tomato Basil Chicken Soup, Easy Tomato Basil Soup With Chicken Sausage and Cheese Tortellini, and Bacon, Tomato and Basil Pasta – 20 minute meal.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
extra-virgin olive oil
0.25 cups
0.25 cups bell pepper
bell pepper
1 cup
1 cup cooked chicken breast
cooked chicken breast
0.25 cups
0.25 cups fresh basil
fresh basil
24 oz
24 oz tomato & basil sauce
tomato & basil sauce
16 oz
16 oz rotini pasta
rotini pasta
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp
extra-virgin olive oil
0.25 cups bell pepper
0.25 cups
bell pepper
1 cup cooked chicken breast
1 cup
cooked chicken breast
0.25 cups fresh basil
0.25 cups
fresh basil
24 oz tomato & basil sauce
24 oz
tomato & basil sauce
16 oz rotini pasta
16 oz
rotini pasta

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.40
Ingredient
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cups bell pepper
1 cup cooked chicken breast
¼ cups fresh basil
24 ounces tomato & basil sauce
16 ounces rotini pasta
Price
$0.17
$0.19
$2.92
$0.24
$3.89
$0.97
$8.37

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

Price Tips

  • Chicken breasts can be expensive, so you might consider buying a whole chicken and using all the parts for meals throughout the week.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

  • Buying chicken breasts in bulk can save you money, but we prefer to suggest cutting back on meat consumption by experimenting with some easy vegetarian meals, and then splurging on higher-quality meat where the animals have been raised ethically and the meat does not contain antibiotics, growth hormones, etc.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
423 Calories
19g Protein
7g Total Fat
68g Carbs
25% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
423
21%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
1g
8%

Carbohydrates
68g
23%

  Sugar
10g
12%

Cholesterol
19mg
7%

Sodium
448mg
20%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
19g
38%

Selenium
54µg
77%

Manganese
0.72mg
36%

Fiber
6g
25%

Vitamin B3
4mg
23%

Phosphorus
198mg
20%

Vitamin A
932IU
19%

Potassium
607mg
17%

Vitamin C
13mg
16%

Vitamin B6
0.27mg
13%

Magnesium
48mg
12%

Copper
0.23mg
12%

Iron
1mg
11%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Calcium
57mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.57mg
6%

Vitamin K
6µg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.08mg
5%

Folate
18µg
5%

Vitamin E
0.59mg
4%

Vitamin B12
0.08µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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