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Easy Garlic Basil Chicken Recipe

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Looking for a delicious Italian dinner that takes almost no work?  This Easy Garlic Basil Chicken is just the thing!

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Garlic Basil Chicken –Restaurant Quality Dinner at Home

The yummy flavors of the tomatoes combined with fresh Garlic and basil can’t be beat. We have “spaghetti night” once a week, with a small change-up here and there. Spaghetti is just as easy as a weeknight dinner can be, and of course fits in just about any budget!

We sometimes need a little variety, however, so we came up with this great spin on traditional Spaghetti and Meat-Sauce.

Simply serve this Garlic Basil Chicken with a side of pasta and you’ve got the easiest ever restaurant style meal at home!

Easy Garlic Basil Chicken (1 of 1)

What you’ll need for Garlic Basil Chicken:

For this recipe I actually used my Instant Pot….yes I know, for a pasta dish!! But stick with me.  You will prepare the chicken breasts in your slow cooker or Instant Pot on slow cooker setting, and can actually throw them in while fresh or frozen.

Add Italian Dressing, canned diced tomatoes, and fresh or dried basil and that’s it! I use this McCormick Basil but most of us have this in the spice cabinet– brand doesn’t matter here. Set your slow cooker or Instant Pot to cook and let it do the work for you! No standing at the stove for this dish.

Easy Garlic Basil Chicken (1 of 1)

Recipe:

2-3 Chicken breasts, fresh or frozen

1/2 cup Italian Dressing

1 Can Diced Tomatoes, do not drain

2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil or 1 Teaspoon Dried Basil

1 Lb Thin Spaghetti or Pasta

Add chicken to slow cooker or Instant Pot.  Set to “Slow Cooker” Setting if using an Instant Pot, since this recipe does not contain enough liquid to put it on a pressure cooker setting!

Add all other ingredients, except pasta. You will then turn slow cooker on high setting, and allow to cook until chicken is thoroughly cooked to 165 degrees and juices run clear. With poultry I always prefer a high setting for 4 hours (slow cookers may vary) to ensure the food is fully cooked.

After chicken is done, remove from  slow cooker with tongs.  Serve over prepared pasta.  With large spoon or ladle, remove tomato and sauce mixture from slow cooker and pour over chicken and pasta. Add Parmesan Cheese and serve!

 

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Love Easy Italian? Try these other recipes!

Grilled Italian Stuffed Chicken  – This is a real showstopper and great for a special occasion or family dinner.  The pasta will be the side dish for sure. 🙂

Quick and Easy Italian Chicken  – This one pan dish is so easy to adapt for a big crowd, or just for a dinner for two.  Serve with pasta, veggies, or a salad. Great for meal preps if you are trying to eat healthy and save money on those work lunches!

 
Yield: 4

Easy Garlic Basil Chicken Recipe

Easy-Garlic Basil Chicken-Pinterest

Easy Garlic Basil Chicken Recipe Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 4 hours Total time: 4 hours 10 mins

Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Chicken breasts, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup Italian Dressing
  • 1 Diced Tomatoes, can (do not drain)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil , or 1 Teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Lb Spaghetti , or Pasta
  • Parmesan Cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Add chicken to slow cooker or Instant Pot. Set to "Slow Cooker" Setting if using an Instant Pot, since this recipe does not contain enough liquid to put it on a pressure cooker setting!
  2. Add all other ingredients, except pasta. Turn slow cooker on high setting, and allow to cook until chicken is thoroughly cooked to 165 degrees and juices run clear. With poultry I always prefer a high setting for 4 hours (slow cookers may vary) to ensure the food is fully cooked.
  3. After chicken is done, remove from  slow cooker with tongs.  Serve over prepared pasta.  With large spoon or ladle, remove tomato and sauce mixture from slow cooker and pour over chicken and pasta. Add Parmesan Cheese and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 637Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 576mgCarbohydrates: 92gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 39g

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Looking for a Low Carb Option? Check out my Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts!

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