Tri-Coloured Tomato Pasta
I have to say I’m starting to get sick of ‘heavy’ meals… you know the ones we all stock up on all winter? Stews, heavy soups, chillies, etc… don’t get me wrong, by the middle of August you will see me making a casserole, and suggesting pumpkin dishes, but for the time being i’m feeling like lighter meals. Today, I’m bringing to you a colourful looking pasta dish.
I love pretty coloured meals, and not just the plates or bowls they are sitting on. It’s absolutely fantastic (and mouth watering) when I see a fruit salad bursting with colour, or a salad with more then just green. That’s why when I was at the grocery store last weekend I picked up a pint of twi-coloured cherry tomatoes. The bright colours screamed “eat me”… so I gave in.
It’s an easy meal overall, and if you don’t have time to slice up chicken into strips, I always suggest buying the pre-sliced (uncooked) strips from the meat section of your grocery store. You can usually find these with all the other fresh chicken options (breasts, thighs, club packs, etc…).
- pint of cheery tri-coloured tomatoes
- 2 chicken breasts sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cups of Farfalle, cooked according to package directions
- 2/3 cup of chicken broth (low-sodium if possible)
- Juice of a lime.
- 1 cup cilantro
- Parmesan Cheese
- In a pan over medium heat, sauté chicken breasts until cooked through. Remove and set on a plate.
- Meanwhile, get a pot of water boiling, and cook pasta according to directions on the package.
- In the same pan add olive oil, garlic & onions. Cook until translucent.
- Add 1/3 cup of chicken broth and scrape up all the brown bits on the bottom. (If the pan is still to dry, add the remaining broth)
- Add the tomatoes and stir everything together. Cook until the tomatoes have broken down. Add lime juice.
- Re-add the chicken, and heat up until chicken is hot.
- Add the cilantro first, stirring everything together, and then add the pasta.
- Serve immediately topped with fresh parmesan and additional cilantro.
There you have it everyone! I served it with a simple spinach salad and some goat cheese sprinkled in it with my red-wine vinaigrette. Easy, and the whole thing can come together under 30 minutes… actually I made this on a Monday night. Lots of happy faces around my table!
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I’m totally with you! I love bright, fresh produce, and light pasta dishes like this are the perfect way to use some 🙂
This pasta looks fresh and delicious. Perfect for Spring.
This dish looks absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Glad I clicked on the Facebook link!
This looks awesome! Gorgeous photos too!!!
Thanks so much!! I’m not much of a photographer but trying to learn as much as I can as I go along!
How pretty!! I love making my own pasta sauce!