Jul 15 2014

Ground Chicken Basil Pasta

Ground Chicken Basil Pasta-

Most people think of pasta and ground beef together I think this easy recipe is a nice change of pace from ground beef . We don’t eat a lot of red meat so I like to use fresh ground chicken breast for a lot of my recipes.  Fresh basil from our garden makes this dish even more special.

migraine safe chicken recipe Katherines Corner

This is a migraine safe recipe made without migraine trigger foods. For those not needing migraine safe recipes please see *Katies Tid Bits below.

What You Need
1 1/2 lbs. Ground chicken breast
2 tsp. Olive oil
1/4 Cup fresh basil (chopped)
1 tsp. Black pepper (ground)
1 tsp. Salt divided (optional)
1 Cup mushroom (sliced)
2 Cloves garlic (crushed)
1 Tbsp. Fresh parsley (minced)
1 Tbsp. Fresh chives (minced)
1 tsp  Oregano (dried)
1 6 oz. Can tomato paste (I use Hunts no salt added)
1 14.5 oz. Can diced tomatoes basil, garlic and oregano style (I use Del Monte)
1 Bay leaf (dried)
3/4 Cup water
1 Lb. uncooked pasta (I use spaghetti or angel hair)
Pasta pot
Nonstick skillet with lid

Before You Start
Fill a pasta pot with water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil while you prepare the sauce below.
Lets Make It!
Add olive oil to nonstick skillet and heat over medium high heat. Add garlic and chicken and sauté until chicken is browned. Add chives, black pepper, salt (optional), oregano and mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes (until mushrooms are softened). Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, parsley, basil, bay leaf and water and stir well to combine. Bring to a boil, stir well and lower heat to medium low . Cover and let simmer for 10-15 minutes (until pasta is cooked) stirring often.
Drain pasta using colander; serve pasta topped with chicken and basil sauce.
Serves 4
*Katies Tid Bits-non migraine version-add ¼ cup chopped onion when you add the chicken and garlic to the skillet and top finished meal with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

ground chicken basil pasta



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  1. Janine Huldie

    Yummy and totally love trying new pasta dishes. Thanks for sharing, Katie :) xoxo!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you I think you will really like this one. It’s a nice meal for lunch too xo

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    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi Alexandra!, thank you I will be by your blog shortly xo

  3. debby9972

    This sounds delicious!!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you,I had leftovers for lunch yesterday and it is just as yummy the next day xo

  4. Sandra Garth

    I don’t eat lots of beef anymore either and will gobble this one up. The Mr on the other hand may need a bit more convincing. No worry I’ll freeze his portion and have it later!!!

  5. Moving For Love

    Sounds great! I have been wanting to try ground chicken and this sounds like a good recipe. Thanks for posting.

  6. Sissym


    This recipe is like yummy , thanks for sharing.


  7. theseanamethod

    Oh my, Katherine, yes!! Pesto is practically a food group in this house, and I always have ground turkey in the freezer. Pinning this!

    1. theseanamethod

      Except I can’t type… PASTA is a food group:)

  8. KizzyDoll

    Oh so yummy :))) Love it xx

  9. Kristina & Millie

    looks delish! We use ground turkey all the time, I don’t think I have tried chicken so this will be a new experience for us :)

  10. Angela

    Oh this is wonderful! I have some ground chicken that I had no idea what to do with it!! Thank you so much!!!!

  11. Lory at Designthusiasm.com

    This is a keeper!

  12. JT (@JTwisdom)

    This looks scrumptious!

  13. Simple Nature Decor

    Love this recipe! I also love Angel Hair Pasta! I’m going to make this tomorrow! I also have a herb garden so it should be fun!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you. My hubby likes this one a lot too. He asked for it again this week. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we do. Hugs

  14. Stephanie

    I’ve used ground turkey often but never tried ground chicken, looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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