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Grilled Chicken Tomato Basil Pasta

June 22, 2014

I have to admit that it was very hard for me to stop eating pasta when I went on my clean eating frenzy 8 months ago. I did lose the baby weight and more even. I was a big carb junkie back then. But I always ate bad carbs and I just didn’t care. Now that I have lost the weight I am just maintaining so I eat more healthy carbs. We make pasta once a week and I use whole wheat or whole grain.  Every time I ask my kids what they wanted to eat it seems like the only answer they know is Pasta or Peegetti. They imitate  Peppa Pig. She always says Peegetti. I would rather eat Pasta made at home than at a restaurant. I noticed that at restaurants they are always loaded with butter. Have you seen the Healthy Mac and Cheese, it is a popular one at my house.

At First we were just going to have the tomato basil pasta. it just happened that I was grilling some chicken for my husband and I realized that why not add some protein on the past dish for the kids and I am glad that they loved it. Thank God all my kids love Chicken. it came out just perfect and delicious.




Serving Size: 4

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving- 1/4 of the recipe)

Calories 364
Total Fat 8.4g
Saturated Fat 0.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 37.5g
Protein 37.4g

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  • Reply Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite June 24, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love anything with basil!

    • Reply Rena Awada June 25, 2014 at 2:54 am

      yes me too! It gives such an amazing flavor… I also love the smell of fresh basils…

  • Reply Katie June 25, 2014 at 3:05 am

    What brand of pasta do you use? Looks delish!

    • Reply Rena Awada June 25, 2014 at 3:20 am

      Hi Katie
      Thank you. I love using barilla. the only time I don’t use Barilla is when I cant find the one I want in whole grain or whole wheat.

  • Reply Elizabeth June 26, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Hi, this looks delicious, I added the garlic to the sauce, but no where in the recipe does it say to add garlic even though its one of he listed ingredients.

    • Reply Rena Awada June 26, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Hi Elizabeth
      Yes it is in the sauce. I am so sorry sometimes when I am typing up recipes and my kids are either being obnoxious or trying to kill each other I seem to forget to mention a few things….. thanks. How was it? Hope you liked it

  • Reply plasteres bristol July 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Yummy, chicken and tomato pasta one of my fav’s, thanks for sharing…


    • Reply Rena July 7, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you Simon

  • Reply Rosey August 10, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight and my husband said “this ones a keeper” 🙂 My son loves basil and asked for more basil. I love the simplicity of this recipe, it was very tasty. Thank you!

    • Reply Rena September 7, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Hi Rosey!
      That is awesome. So glad you guys loved it and enjoyed it…..xxoxo

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