Spaghetti with Sauteed Hen and Grape Tomatoes


Spaghetti with sauteed chicken and grape tomatoes, a pasta inspired by the abundance of tomatoes and basil in my garden this year.

Spaghetti with chicken and grape tomatoes

Every summer I plant all types of tomatoes, including grape tomatoes. Grape tomatoes are always the first to grow and ripen. Since I usually have more than I can eat in salads, I like to use it to create new recipes. Adding it to pasta is one of my favorite ways to cook it. Some other grape tomato recipes you make are spiraled zucchini and grape tomatoes, angel hair noodles with zucchini and tomatoes, and pan shrimp with broccolini and tomatoes.

Spaghetti with sauteed chicken and grape tomatoes on a plate.

This tomato, basil and chicken noodle recipe is full of flavor and pretty easy to make. When using seasonal produce, you don't need a lot of additional ingredients. The only ingredients in the sauce are the fresh tomatoes that are fried with garlic and seasoned with salt and pepper. At the end I add fresh basil.

Are cherry tomatoes and grape tomatoes the same?

No. While cherry and grape tomatoes are similarly bite-sized tomatoes, they do have their differences. Grape tomatoes are oval like a grape with a thicker skin than cherry tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes are rounder like a cherry, juicier and sweeter.

You can easily swap out the grape tomatoes for cherry tomatoes if you have one. Tomatoes are the best in summer, so they both taste great in this chicken noodle.


  • Use shrimp instead of chicken.
  • Add extra vegetables like spinach, onions, or mushrooms.
  • Sub cherry tomatoes for grape tomatoes.
  • If you want a bit of heat, season with paprika flakes.
  • Swap the spaghetti for angel hair, or use zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash for a low-carb alternative.

Spaghetti with sauteed chicken and grape tomatoes on a plate.Spaghetti with sauteed chicken and grape tomatoes in a panSpaghetti with sauteed chicken and grape tomatoes on a plate with a fork.

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Spaghetti with sauteed chicken and grape tomatoes

Preparation time: 5 min

Cooking time: 25th min

Total time: 30th min

This 20-minute chicken and grape tomato pasta recipe is flavorful and easy to make. A great way to use those summer tomatoes!

  • 2 skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb), diced into 1 inch cubes
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 TL each dried oregano and dried basil
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper, taste
  • 8th oz spaghetti, gluten free or whole grain wheat
  • 2 cups Cocktail tomatoes, halved
  • 6th Cloves garlic, smashed and roughly chopped
  • 4th TL Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4th tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil.

  • Season the chicken generously with salt, pepper, oregano and basil.

  • Heat a large pan over high heat. When hot, sprinkle with oil and add chicken. Cook for 3-4 minutes until they are no longer pink.

  • Remove the chicken and set aside.

  • Add pasta and cook according to the directions in the package. Keep about 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining.

  • While the pasta is cooking, add olive oil to the pan over high heat.

  • Add garlic and fry until golden brown (do not burn). Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper and reduce the heat to medium-low. Approx. Fry for 4-5 minutes.

  • When the noodles have drained, add noodles to the tomatoes and toss them well. If the pasta seems too dry, add some reserved pasta water.

  • Add fresh basil and chicken and toss well. Serve and cover with well grated cheese.

Portion: 11/2 cups, Calories: 330kcal, Carbohydrates: 48G, Protein: 25G, Fat: 7thG, Saturated fatty acids: 2G, Cholesterol: 17thmg, Sodium: 50mg, Fiber: 7thG, Sugar: 5G

Blue Smart Points: 7th

Green Smart Points: 9

Purple Smart Points: 2

Points +: 9

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sent August 3, 2020 by Gina

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