Tuscan Basil Chicken

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A quick and easy 30 minute meal that is packed with flavor and a meal that the family will love!

Tuscan basil chicken in a black skillet with a wooden spoon stirring it.

When I had my little babe back in June some neighbors brought us over meals. I was looking forward to this because we have some amazing cooks in our neighborhood. Every meal that was brought to us we absolutely loved! It is so nice to be able to relax and recover and have dinner taken care of for you.

One of the meals we absolutely loved. We left to North Carolina two weeks after our baby was born and I thought about this meal all summer. As soon as we got back from North Carolina, I had to get the recipe and make it again. Come to find out, it was adapted from an old Weight Watchers recipe. Healthy for you and delicious? Awesome!

This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes and is delicious served over pasta. It has some delicious veggies hidden inside and the basil brings out amazing flavor. Since basil is one of my favorite herbs, it became an instant favorite. We all loved this meal the first time and we were reminded how incredible it was the second time! If you are looking for an easy, flavorful and healthy meal, then this recipe is for you!

Tuscan Basil Chicken

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A quick and easy 30 minute meal that is packed with flavor and a meal that the family will love!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 1 pound chicken breasts about 3, cut into strips
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic 14 ½ oz.
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 Tablespoon basil chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot and saute until they start to soften. Add chicken strips and cook until no longer pink. About 5 minutes.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, parmesan cheese, basil, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low and let simmer about 10 minutes to let the flavors blend.
  • Serve over rice or pasta.


Serves: 6

Calories157kcal (8%)Carbohydrates8g (3%)Protein19g (38%)Fat6g (9%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Cholesterol51mg (17%)Sodium447mg (19%)Potassium540mg (15%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar4g (4%)Vitamin A1919IU (38%)Vitamin C9mg (11%)Calcium84mg (8%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword chicken, chicken recipes, tuscan basil chicken
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Recipe from my neighbor Leslie


Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I’d would never have thought this was so healthy, especially that it’s from WW! This looks so awesome… currently scanning my brain to see if I’ve got all the goods in my pantry to make this asap. 🙂

  2. My husband absolutely refuses to eat tomatoes, but likes tomato sauce. Could I substitute sauce for the can of crushed tomatoes?

    Thanks, this looks delicious!

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