Primavera Pasta Sauce with Chicken

Primavera Pasta Sauce with Chicken


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A classic Italian-American pasta sauce, the focus is on the vegetables and the light flavours and herbs. The added chicken makes it a substantial meal in itself.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 1 yellow capsicum, diced
  • 1 green capsicum, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (400g) tins peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 500g angel hair pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. In a large frypan over medium heat cook red, yellow and green capsicums in 2 tablespoons olive oil with garlic until just tender. Stir in diced tomatoes, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes. Remove to a serving bowl.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons oil and butter over medium heat in a large frypan. Cook chicken in butter mixture until juices run clear, 5 to 10 minutes. Mix cooked chicken with tomato sauce and sprinkle with basil, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder and Parmesan. Serve over cooked pasta.

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