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Garden Fresh Tomato Alfredo Chicken

When tomatoes are in full bloom and basil is taking over the garden, this is the ideal quickie dinner. Four ingredients and no fancy stove work required. And perhaps the best part - the results are both satisfying and rich but not too hearty. Marvelous over fettuccine or rice.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 25 min


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tomatoes, ripe but firm
1 ⅔ cup Alfredo pasta sauce
¾ cups basil, fresh, shredded
8 –12 oz fettuccine, cooked

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Trim fat from chicken. Melt butter in a large wide frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until golden tinged, about 3 minutes a side. Remove to a dish. While chicken is cooking, coarsely chop tomatoes.

  2. After removing chicken from the pan, pour in the sauce and add tomatoes. Boil gently, uncovered and stirring often, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Place chicken in the sauce. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until chicken feels springy when touched, about 10 minutes. Turn halfway through.

  3. When chicken is cooked, stir half the basil into the sauce. Place chicken on top of fettuccine and spoon sauce overtop. Or remove chicken to a dish. Add hot cooked fettuccine to the sauce in pan and stir for a minute of two. Serve the chicken on top of the pasta or beside it. Sprinkle with remaining basil.

Nutrition Info

Per 560 g serving Amount
Protein66 g
Fat25 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Carbohydrate25 g
Fibre3 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol210 mg
Sodium830 mg
Per 560 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A25
Vitamin C35
Vitamin B689
Vitamin B1251