Meal Kit

One-Pot Basil Chicken Pasta

with homemade tomato sauce

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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“Throw it all into a pot and stir.” How we wish every recipe could be so simple! (Well, maybe not; we'd be out of a job.) This recipe is only a tad more complicated; a one-pot wonder that's designed for comfort and warmth and, yes, simple contentment. Herbaceous basil, juicy tomato, and nutty Parmesan blanket the hearty chicken and pasta with delightful flavors. You may have to do slightly more than throwing and stirring, but it's totally worth it.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes
  • Info
    5 oz. Spaghetti
  • Info
    2 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • ¼ oz. Basil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 6-9 minutes.

    Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander, shaking to remove as much water as possible.

    Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

    While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince garlic.

    Core tomatoes and cut into 1/4" dice.

    Stem and coarsely chop basil.

    Pat chicken breasts dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1" dice. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. 3

    Start the Chicken

    Return pot used to cook pasta to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add diced chicken and cook on one side until golden brown, 3-5 minutes.

    Transfer chicken to a plate. Chicken will finish cooking in a later step.

    Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Return pot used to cook chicken to medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil, tomato paste, and garlic and stir constantly until aromatic, 30-60 seconds.

    Add tomatoes and cook until softened, 1 minute.

    Add 1/4 cup reserved pasta water and bring to boil. Once boiling, add chicken and stir occasionally until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 2-3 minutes.

    Season with 1/2 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  5. 5

    Add the Pasta

    Add cooked pasta and half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for garnish) to pot and toss with sauce. If too dry, add remaining pasta cooking water 1 Tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached.

    Remove from burner and stir in basil and red pepper flakes (to taste).

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with remaining Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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