Fresh "Garden" Pasta
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 4 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp unrefined salt
  • 8 oz pasta
  1. Cook 8 oz of pasta according to the package.
  2. While the pasta is cooking heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium. Add the onions, sprinkle with ½ tsp salt. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the crushed garlic and continue to saute for about 3 minutes or until the onions and garlic are a golden brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Cut the chicken breast into thin slices, about a ¼ of an inch thick.
  4. Add the sliced bell peppers and chicken to the skillet. (If you are choosing to add additional vegetables now is the time.) Sprinkle with ¼ tsp salt and dried oregano. Saute for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. You can cut one piece of chicken in the middle to check.
  5. Return the onions and garlic to the skillet. Push all the ingredients to the side and add the tomatoes to the middle of the skillet. Sprinkle with the remaining salt. Saute for about 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are just tender.
  6. Drain the pasta and toss with the vegetables and chicken.
  7. Sprinkle each serving with basil. Drizzle with additional olive oil if desired.
Recipe by The Nourishing Gourmet at