A healthy pasta recipe at last! This chicken bruschetta pasta is a quick, easy, and delicious healthy pasta dinner option.
Have you ever been to a restaurant where you ordered something that sounded fantastic but when you got it-not so much? This happens to me, a lot. I always seem to be craving comfort, pasta or stir-fry type foods. What can I say? I like veggies and carbs!
So recently I had yet another let down in my quest to find a kick ass bruschetta pasta. I will not tell you where I had it but I will say- do not order pasta from a place that does not specialize in pasta.
I decided to literally make a list of all of the flavors I love when biting into a slice of bread topped with a ripe, juicy bruschetta topping. I like the taste of petite diced tomatoes, tossed in fresh garlic, oregano, a bit of thyme, crushed red pepper and held together with olive oil. Topped with torn basil leaves and freshly grated Parmesan cheese- HEAVENLY!
I topped this dish off with a thick and rich balsamic glaze. You can make your own balsamic glaze and when I have time to do it-I do. THIS is the recipe I use. But quick weeknight meals? I used the Rachel Ray Brand. I like it, it tastes good and I grab it, drizzle and eat. BOOM.
Want to trim a bit of time from the prep? Use sharp kitchen shears to cut your chicken and boil your pasta while your chicken is cooking. Theoretically this can be made and on the table in under 40 minutes. But you have to be prepared!
Like almost everything I make and share on this site this dish also has to be weeknight and kid-friendly. Pasta, spices, fresh flavor and chicken- this is a perfect group to build a recipe on.
The fact that this is a healthy pasta recipe is a BONUS!