Garlic Basil Chicken with Tomato Butter Sauce – Simple Supper

I had a busy ‘doing day’ today, just the normal stuff, washing, cleaning, bed stripping etc

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Planned something simple, but absolutely delicious this is a major crowd pleaser and obviously minus the chicken, would be a great veggie pasta sauce 😋 Garlic Chicken with Tomato Butter Sauce with Spaghetti, from This recipe

I don’t use fresh tomatoes, a tin of Aldi chopped tomatoes are used.

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I had a pack of chicken strips from Muscle Foods in the freezer, these are desfrosted and ‘stir fried’ in a chefs pan with olive oil, salt and pepper, cooked through and browned off – once done set aside – obviously miss this step out if catering for veggies.

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Start to cook your spaghetti at this point in lots of salted boiling water.

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In the same pan add a tin of tomatoes, 3 crushed cloves of garlic, and 50g of butter, stir through and simmer for several minutes.

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Whilst this is cooking down take a bunch of basil, remove leaves and shred them finely.

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Return the chicken and any juices to the pan, stir through, add the basil and another 20g of butter increase the heat to finish off – season to taste.

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I add the spaghetti to the sauce, mix through and serve in bowls, with a small green salad.

This is a rich, but simple dish which tastes like it was a lot more complicated, a great standby for unexpected guests 😉

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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