Aug 25, 2009

Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes




This recipe was inspired by the abundance of tomatoes and basil in my garden. These grape tomatoes are so sweet and addicting. Toss them with some low carb pasta and diced chicken and you have a delicious, healthy meal in less than 20 minutes. Perfect for a busy weeknight!



Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups • Old Points: 5.5 pts • Points+: 9 pts
Calories: 329.7 • Fat: 6.8 g Carb: 48.3 g Fiber: 7.2 g Protein: 25.0 g


Ingredients: 
  • 2 skinless chicken breast halves, diced in 1 inch cubes
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 tsp each of dried oregano and dries basil
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • 8 oz spaghetti (high fiber or low carb) I used Ronzoni Smart Taste
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh basil
Directions:
    Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.

    Season chicken generously with salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Heat a large skillet on high heat. When hot, spray with oil and add chicken. Cook about 3-4 minutes, until no longer pink. Remove chicken and set aside.

    Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Reserve about 1/2 cup pasta water before draining.

    While pasta cooks, add olive oil to skillet on high heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown (do not burn). Add tomatoes, salt and pepper and reduce heat to medium-low. Sauté about 4-5 minutes. When pasta is drained, add pasta to tomatoes and toss well. If pasta seems too dry, add some of the reserved pasta water. Add fresh basil and chicken and toss well. Serve and top with good grated cheese.

    117 comments :

    1. Thank goodness I have not went shopping yet. I am making this ASAP! It looks so light and yummy. Thanks for sharing.
      DeDe

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Oh look, it's the grammar nazi trolling around websites. I feel safer knowing you're out there.

        Delete
      2. "I have not went" is proper grammar... "haven't = have not" grammar nazi, learn your english before you try to judge someone else on it.

        Delete
      3. It's I have not gone or I haven't gone

        Delete
      4. Wow! You two and your grammar nazi stuff nearly ruined the recipe! I'm trying it tonite, and thank you very much for sharing. We have grape tomatoes everywhere, and this will take care of several! Looks pretty easy, too! :)

        Delete
    2. I have something on my blog for you!!

      ReplyDelete
    3. I made this dish this evening b/c I too had grape tomatoes from the garden. I added 1 c. shreaded zucchini and a few mushrooms which I also had in the fridge. It was very good. Thanks for all the great recipes. They are helping me get back on track.

      ReplyDelete
    4. I've just joined WW and now JUST discovered your blog and am SO thankful to you for making these recipes so readily available and FREE! Thank you so much from the VERY bottom of my heart! :)

      ReplyDelete
    5. made this last night. Very yummy! Thanks :) Love your blog

      ReplyDelete
    6. Awesome! And you are welcome. I enjoy the positive comments, it makes it all worth while.

      ReplyDelete
    7. @Mary, sounds great and very filling with the extra veggies!!

      ReplyDelete
    8. I made this tonight and it was so good! Even my hate-everything kids liked it, and that's a pretty big deal. Thanks so much for all the great recipes you post!

      ReplyDelete
    9. Such a pretty dish and I bet it tastes wonderful. Can't wait to give it a try!

      ReplyDelete
    10. That looks delicious! Like always you present us a delicious and healthy dish. I love the combination of pasta and chicken...mmmm...tasty!

      ReplyDelete
    11. I just found your site and tried this recipe first - YUMMY! Even my 6 year old twins loved this meal. I can't wait to try other recipes!

      ReplyDelete
    12. I've never posted a comment online before, but wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your recipes. I've made several so far, this one included, and all have been great (just made the chocolate zucchini bread for the 2nd time). Thanks so much for posting them, along with your beautiful photos!

      ReplyDelete
    13. I made this last night and my husband and daughter (both super picky) loved it as much as I did! I see in the comment above mention of chocolate zucchini bread?? Mmm! Going to look that one up now. Love your site!

      ReplyDelete
    14. I have made this recipe twice already and each time was equally delicious! I add a bit of balsamic vinegar at the end which gives it a nice kick. And thanks so much for your wonderful recipes and photographs, Gina! I'm getting back on the WW train with my husband and your site has made me EXCITED to start cooking again!

      ReplyDelete
    15. Sounds like a nice touch adding balsamic. Thanks everyone for leaving a comment. Such a simple pasta dish, I love this too!

      ReplyDelete
    16. This is one of our favorites, So easy and sooo good! My husband and I love your recipes!

      ReplyDelete
    17. I made this for my Italian family and they loved it!

      ReplyDelete
    18. Good one, I usually make this in the summer when I have tons of tomatoes in my garden!

      ReplyDelete
    19. My husband and I are doing WW for the first time. I hated it the first week because I felt like I wasn't allowed to cook and cooking is my favorite thing to do. Then I found your website! I love it! I have tried a several of the recipes and loved all of them. This pasta dish was really good. I think the next time I am going to try using canned tomatoes because my husband didn't care for the skin on the grape tomatoes. It is so easy and great tasting! Thanks so much!

      ReplyDelete
    20. I know its hard when you first start but you'll get the hang of it. The great part about WW is you can eat just about anything if you cook it right.

      ReplyDelete
    21. I made this last night only I used shrimp instead of chicken and I sprinkled some goat cheese on top. I wish I had had fresh basil but I only had dried. It was still good.

      ReplyDelete
    22. Thank you for your blog with the fab pics. It was so good. I couldn't believe how much food came out with one and half cups....yummy.

      ReplyDelete
    23. your welcome! I try to make the portions reasonable.

      ReplyDelete
    24. Just finished making it- wow my boyfriend and I made it in about 12 mins... house smells delicious and it tastes incredible!!

      So tasty, delicious and incredible its so low in points

      THANK YOU!!!!!!

      ReplyDelete
    25. So simple! I love this dish!

      ReplyDelete
    26. I adore this recipe! I am a student on WW, and your blog has slowly been teaching me how to cook! Thank you so very much for posting these recipes - I always look forward to more!!

      ReplyDelete
    27. Good for you!! I love this dish too!

      ReplyDelete
    28. Thanks for this wonderful free web site!! I love all the great recipes!!

      ReplyDelete
    29. We have eaten a recipe form your blog every night for the last 2 weeks! They have all been keepers. We had this one last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

      ReplyDelete
    30. I'm glad you liked it! Two weeks! What else did you make?

      ReplyDelete
    31. Wow, what else have you made?

      ReplyDelete
    32. so excited to make this tonight and so happy I found this website!

      ReplyDelete
    33. Just made this tonight, only I used angel hair multigrain pasta, and added more garlic and tomatoes, it was amazing! Thanks for the recipes!

      ReplyDelete
    34. Making this for dinner tomorrow night and was wondering how much chicken to use? I know the recipe says 2 breast halves, but would that be like one 8oz breast cut into 1 inch pieces?

      ReplyDelete
    35. About 14 oz of raw chicken breast. Sorry for the confusion.

      ReplyDelete
    36. Sadly, this has not been my favorite dish.It smelled great while cooking, but even after adding mor salt and papper and also having a rosemary flavored whole wheat pasta, it was slightly bland. I added some crushed red pepper and some garlic powder which helped a bit. I still LOVE this site, but this recipe will probably not be in my rotation, I'll just make your chicken parm instead!!!!

      ReplyDelete
    37. Sorry you didn't like it Jenn, this is great when summer tomatoes are ripe and sweet from your garden. Perhaps the tomatoes weren't as sweet. We love this dish in the summer!

      ReplyDelete
    38. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!

      The instructors weren't 100% clear but It all came out ok. I also forgot to keep some of the cooking water making my pasta a tad dry but it didn't matter. The flavor was out of this world!!!

      ReplyDelete
    39. instructors = instructions
      (sorry its monday)

      ReplyDelete
    40. I LOVE your site!!!! Just made this pasta for dinner, looked like such a simple dish but WOW what a taste!! I used fresh herbs that I grow..So so tasty and my husband was drooling...I found gourmet grape tomatoes? A little bigger.. Really nice - thank you! I just have to say, I am finding myself on your site daily and have made several dishes, all fab! I love WW but I do prefer to make whole food meals and find that a lot of people on the program buy processed foods and I am SO SO happy to have found your site.. to be honest, it doesn't get healthier than this! Many, many thanks from a huge fan!!! (who is getting smaller) Lisa ..

      ReplyDelete
    41. This is one of my favorite recipes from your site. My super picky husband asked for this for dinner tonight - we just had it last week as well :-)

      ReplyDelete
    42. @Nikki and Lisa - Glad you like it! I just bought some grape tomatoes to make this again this week. Looking forward to it after all the comments.

      ReplyDelete
    43. This was amazing! I made this last night and it was so yummy. I used penne pasta instead though. Threw a little parmesan cheese on top and wow!!! This is def. a keeper!

      ReplyDelete
    44. Making this again tomorrow tonight. Thanks again Gina!

      ReplyDelete
    45. I just made this last night and it turned out great! I didn't include the garlic because I don't eat it but it still tasted good! I just found your website a few weeks ago and I am so glad I did. I plan to continue trying new recipes off of here every week! Thanks Gina!

      ReplyDelete
    46. I have made this probably about 5 times and I love it everytime! I usually just throw in whatever veggies I have laying around, but last night I only had the tomatoes and it was still amazing! I threw a chopped shallot in with the garlic and YUM! I wish my husband was ok with us eating this everyday!

      ReplyDelete
    47. Just made this dish tonight for about the third time. I thought it was delicious the first time but I swear it just gets better and better! I use this site ALL the time and have loved just about everything I have tried! Thank you SOOO much! With help of this website it makes it tastey to lose weight! Down 32 lbs and counting! Thanks again!

      ReplyDelete
    48. This is great with shrimp too!

      ReplyDelete
    49. Erica Marie9/14/10, 7:23 PM

      Attempting this tonite!! it looks great!!

      ReplyDelete
    50. Just made this for dinner and it was great! My husband and I both loved it! I followed the tip of another reviewer and added just a splash of balsamic, which was great. Thanks again!

      ReplyDelete
    51. Tracie Mallett10/14/10, 4:49 PM

      I am Just SOOO extremely Thankfull for this site!! I did WW 1 Year ago and lost 40 lbs in 3-4 months, And have recently gained it all back! THe most Discouraging thing is Finding good And easy And Tastefull Recipes That Everyone will Like! i Found my self eating Lean cuisines and Smart ones every night! I have made a couple of ur dishes over the last week or two! Enchiladas twice!!! 2 Of the crock pot recipes and The On Turkey sandwich with PIckles and French bread! and my husband and 2 girls APPROVE OF EVERYTHING!!! thanks sooo mnuch from the bottom of my heart! I LOVE THIS SITE! BTW, This pasta dish was DELICIOUS!!! yummm

      ReplyDelete
    52. This is my new go to recipe for a weeknight dinner. I've added mushrooms & onions and might add some zuchini next time. And I just use whatever Smart Taste pasta I have in the pantry. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!

      ReplyDelete
    53. Tracie, Sarah, Rachel, You're welcome! I'm happy you are enjoying this. I'm a pasta lover, I love this dish!

      ReplyDelete
    54. This was amazing. I didnt make it with chicken since im a vegitarian but this was great! loved it. its a new fav of mine. Thanks. :)

      ReplyDelete
    55. I'm a super-busy doctoral student and your recipes have motivated me to keep cooking healthy, delicious food instead of resorting to frozen crap. This recipe was so great, and I say that as a (usually) skeptical Italian! haha :)

      ReplyDelete
    56. ha ha, I understand!! Trust me! I'm glad you enjoyed this. This was one of those recipes that just came together, no planning involved. Worked out great!

      ReplyDelete
    57. Hi Gina, I plan on making this for dinner tonight. Could you possibly prioritize this one for revising with the points plus? Thanks!

      ReplyDelete
    58. I made this last night and it was DELICIOUS! I did not want to stop eating it. My kids (2.5 years and 16 months)gobbled it up! This is my new favorite website.. Thank you so much!!

      ReplyDelete
    59. bought the ingredients and now I am very excited to make this tonight for my husband and my picky 3 year old! Love that I can have a filling 1 1//2 cups of it and still only 5 points!! Thank you Gina! I love your website and especially the mouth watering pictures!! xoxoxo

      Jessica - Ontario Canada

      ReplyDelete
    60. This was delicious! I just made it tonight. Absolutely wonderful - it will become a favorite in our house!

      ReplyDelete
    61. My husband and I made this for dinner this evening and it was FANTASTIC. Gina, you just keep amazing us every night. I actually did a mini promo for you on Facebook this morning telling friends to use skinnytaste.com!

      We added fresh mushrooms, steamed asparagus, fresh spinach leaves to the saute mix. This is a meal that both my husband and I agreed that we would pay for if out at a restaurant. It was THAT good. Add a 4 oz glass of wine as the drink and it was just fabulous.

      Thank you, Gina!!!!

      ReplyDelete
    62. I made this dish today and it came out awesome. I also added spinach to it. My picky 4yr ate all of it including the spinach that she normally wouldn"t eat.lol.

      ReplyDelete
    63. Made this last night! Awesome! I love your site!!! I tell people about it probably everyday! Me and my husband added a bit of our favorite hot sauce and it was amazing. The kids all loved it too (without the hot sauce). Tiffany

      ReplyDelete
    64. Loved it! I agree with other suggestions about trying to add more veggies. I might try asparagus on the next go around. It's a keeper!

      ReplyDelete
    65. I had a hard time putting down the fork when I did a taste test. This recipe is phenomenal!!

      ReplyDelete
    66. Thanks Jessica, I love this as well, I'm a big pasta lover!

      ReplyDelete
    67. Tonight I plan to make this one for the first time. I am assuming your points calculations include the pasta since it is in the ingredients list. Just checking because it seems like a really low points dish (which is fabulous)!

      Thanks, Gina! I'm positive I would not have lasted on WW this time without your site. It's a different world to lose weight with a family to cook for!

      ReplyDelete
    68. Angela, I'm not sure if you are looking at the old points or the points plus.

      ReplyDelete
    69. I was looking at old points. 5.5 seems low - but I'll take it! :-)

      ReplyDelete
    70. So yummy! Thanks for the recipe! I made a link to your blog that can be found @

      http://jensennp.blogspot.com/2011/06/ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.html

      ReplyDelete
    71. I finally got around to making this one this week. It was fabulous!! I counted it for 6 old points. My husband loved it, too. We'll definitely be adding this one in to the rotation.

      Thank you again! I'm 20 pounds down with the help of your fabulous recipes. I only have 11 to go!!

      ReplyDelete
    72. That's great!! I know, I love this recipe too!

      ReplyDelete
    73. Made this...loved it! I will add spinach next time because that sounds so extra delish!

      ReplyDelete
    74. made this tonight, was so good. filling. YUM

      ReplyDelete
    75. Made this yesterday and loved it! My husband who's not a big pasta fan enjoyed it too!! :)

      I have just recently found your blog and so excited to start trying recipes!! Thanks so much. Gave a shout out to you on my blog!! :)

      ReplyDelete
    76. Great meal!!! My husband and I absolutely love it!!! Thanks for all these great recipe

      ReplyDelete
    77. Really GREAT dish! My husband and I LOVE it. I am excited to try other dishes.

      ReplyDelete
    78. This is an awesome recipe. I used yellow and red tomatoes for color and substituted chicken for salmon. It rocks! Thanks.

      ReplyDelete
    79. Love it! The first recipe i've been able to make and serve as is to my whole family. Definitely going in to the weeknight rotation.

      ReplyDelete
    80. I found this on pintrest and made it all in under 30 minutes. Rachel Ray's got nothin' on this recipe... it's delicious and figure friendly! My husband raved about it

      ReplyDelete
    81. Made this last night and swapped out the whole wheat pasta for spaghetti squash... Just as good and even lighter!

      ReplyDelete
    82. So easy, light and delicious! Thanks for another fabulous recipe!

      ReplyDelete
    83. How many boneless skinless chicken breast would that be? I am a novice to say the least.

      ReplyDelete
    84. made this tonight....it was fabulous and so easy...YUMMMM!

      ReplyDelete
    85. I made this tonight! So easy and extremely yummy!! Thank you :D

      ReplyDelete
    86. making this tonight :) excited!

      ReplyDelete
    87. I made this tonight, added chopped fresh spinach....DELICIOUS!!!

      ReplyDelete
    88. This is delish!,,

      ReplyDelete
    89. This was so yummy. I added onions and loved it (I used half a sweet onion), it really brought all the flavors together. Thanks for sharing!

      ReplyDelete
    90. Saw this on Pineterest. Reminded me of something I used to make. Will be trying this for supper tonight! Thanks!

      ReplyDelete
    91. Loved this! We made it with Rice Fettucini Noodles and it was delicious! Very light and flavorful

      ReplyDelete
    92. My whole family loved this. It's very easy to make and delicious. I didn't change anything except I added some thyme to the chicken.

      ReplyDelete
    93. Found on Pinterest and tried it for dinner tonight...i LOVED it! My husband didnt really enjoy it though, he is very picky and likes big hearty meaty meals. I think i will just make this for my lunches :)

      ReplyDelete
    94. This was really tasty and light and felt like summer. We ate it out on the balcony. Can definitely see making this again with some summer tomatoes. http://epifurious.tumblr.com/post/26319591085/linguine-with-sauteed-chicken-and-grape-tomatoes

      ReplyDelete
    95. I make this all the time, except I use Roma tomatoes (chopped) and I add cooked broccoli. My kids (7 and 10) LOVE it!! It is one of their favorite dinners (and they don't like anything) LOL

      ReplyDelete
    96. This Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken & Grape Tomatoes looks delicious. Like always you present us a healthy & delicious meal. Really perfect for a busy weeknight. Thanks for sharing.

      ReplyDelete
    97. I found this on Pintrest and decided to try it. I didn't have cloves of garlic so I used minced and I added the oregano and basil to the water I cooked bow-tie pasta in. It was a total hit on so many levels, Delicious, inexpensive, fast, easy and hardly no mess. My husband says this needs to be added to the menu often! He also said he thinks broccoli would be great in it as well!

      ReplyDelete
    98. I've made this twice now, and am making it again tonight. We absolutely love it! My vegatarian mom even makes it minus the chicken. So fresh and delicious with my garden tomotoes.

      ReplyDelete
    99. I made a similar dish to this but did shrimp instead of chicken..and also added a lil red pepper flakes for a bit of spice. Then when I added it all to the pot I added 4 handfuls of fresh spinach!!

      ReplyDelete
    100. Have made this recipe several times now exactly as posted and my husband says it is just like going out to eat at a nice italian restaurant. He and I love it. The kids, not so much, but they are very young, so we just give them sauce from a jar on their plain noodles and we can still eat together. Definitely a keeper recipe for this family and currently my husbands favorite. Thank you, Gina!

      ReplyDelete
    101. This may be my favorite so far! So easy and SO yummy!

      ReplyDelete
    102. I've made this recipe a few times and it is now my favorite pasta recipe. Even my fiance loves it. I use rice vermicelli because I don't eat pasta, but it's just as good of not better. Thank you for all your wonderful recipe's! Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

      ReplyDelete
    103. I've made this twice now (Once for lunch and once for the whole family for dinner) and it's really good! Maybe it could use some zucchini, but still flavorful over Ronzoni Smart Taste spaghetti. we will keep it in our rotation.

      ReplyDelete
    104. We made this today after a busy afternoon in the ski slopes. We were exhausted and hungry and I considered ordering pizza. I am so glad I didn't! This dish was so easy and quick to make. Both my husband and my six-year old give two thumbs up!

      ReplyDelete
    105. Can you break down the points plus values for me? I'm only getting 7 points..

      ReplyDelete
    106. My family loved this last night!! Definitely making again. However, no idea how it only took you 20 min to make. Took me over an hour with all the chopping of chicken, tomatoes, basil, and garlic. But I'm no expert chopper either. I'm making this for another family later this week, so I'm glad I tested the time first.

      ReplyDelete
    107. Delicious! Unfortunately, my husband and 2yo son won't eat tomatoes so I added broccoli instead-it was great. Next time I will make it with tomatoes for myself- I'm sure it will be even better!

      ReplyDelete
    108. How many lbs or ounces of chicken did you use in the calculation? I buy the large chicken breasts which are sometimes 10oz each!!

      ReplyDelete
    109. I made this last night and was really pleasantly surprised with the amount of flavor it had. I added some additional veggies I needed to use up (kale and red pepper), and it was a really hearty and filling dish.

      ReplyDelete

    If you really like a post please share, like on FB, Stumble and give it a THUMBS UP or Pin It on Pinterest!

    Comments are welcome but please keep it positive and helpful. No hyperlinks, no spam, no ads, no keywords and no personal attacks.