Tuscan Basil Chicken

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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 Servings

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

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword chicken, chicken recipes, tuscan basil chicken

Ingredients

  • 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 1/2 oz.
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 Tablespoon basil chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve over rice or pasta.
Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Basil Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 447mg19%
Potassium 540mg15%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1919IU38%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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. 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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