One Pot Spicy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Tomatoes

One Pot Spicy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Tomatoes

Dinner last night, gotta love the one pot, 30 minute meals and this one was great.  The recipe comes from “Yellow Bliss Road”.

2 tablespoons olive oil (I ended up using 3)

1/2 cup diced yellow onion (I just used the whole onion)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 pound chicken breasts, chopped into bite sized pieces

8 oz (about 2 1/2 cups) small, dry pasta

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved (I used the whole pint)

2 cups chicken broth

juice from 1 large or 2 small lemons

1 cup water

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 cup shredded Mozzarella

1  Heat oil in large pot or skillet over medium high heat.

2  Add onion and stir, cooking until soft and nearly translucent.

3  Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

4  Add chicken and cook until brown.

5  Stir in pasta, tomatoes, chicken broth, lemon juice, water, basil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

6  Bring to a boil and continue to stir often, uncovered, for about 9 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated and pasta is tender.

7  Remove from heat, sprinkle cheese on top, cover for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and remaining liquid is absorbed.  (I skipped this step and let everyone put the cheese on or not themselves.)

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