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Speedy Spaghetti with Chicken and Fresh Tomato

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 4 Servings
To make this easy pasta recipe, simply combine cooked spaghetti noodles with chopped cooked chicken, fresh tomato, basil, and goat cheese and toss with olive oil.   Serve with garlic bread for a simple dinner.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 6 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and cut in 1/4-inch dice
  • 12 ounces cooked boneless chicken, torn in pieces (3 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (4 to 5 oz.) log fresh goat cheese, crumbled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 642
  • fat 21 g
  • satfat 7 g
  • protein 42 g
  • carbohydrate 70 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 89 mg
  • sodium 480 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add spaghetti and cook according to package directions, stirring often, until al dente. Reserve 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid from pasta. Drain spaghetti in a colander and reserve.

  2. Heat oil over medium heat in same pot. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Return pasta to pot along with tomato, chicken and pasta liquid. Toss well and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Transfer pasta to plates. Sprinkle with basil, dot with crumbled goat cheese and serve immediately.