Posted by: thebellalife | July 18, 2009

Deb’s Famous Tuscan Chicken Pasta


Every couple of months, at our family gatherings, Debs makes us one of her classic pasta dishes. One of the things I love about this pasta, is that after you are done indulging you don’t feel heavy (Ladies – you know what I mean!).

At your next family/friends gathering, I encourage you to try this recipe. Not only is it easy to make, but this recipe is fool proof (I promise – ask Keighley! People were asking her if she was a gourmet cook. If you know Keighley… you know her and gourmet cook are an oxymoron.)

                                                              (PICTURES TO COME)

                             TUSCAN CHICKEN PASTA

                                                                                                                              Servings:  4-6 Servings
                                                                                                                              Cook Time:  30 minutes

3-4 Chicken Breasts
6 ounce package of Fusilli or Rotini Pasta
3-4 Roma Tomatoes (chopped)
½ cup Sun Dried Tomatoes (julienned)
2 cups of small Broccoli Florets
¾-1 cup Extra Light Olive Oil
1½-2 Tablespoons Pasta Blend Seasoning (Trader Joe’s has a great one!)
1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
Parmesan Cheese (to taste)
Lemon Pepper

Fill large pot with water, set on stove, and turn heat to high. Bring water to a boil and pour in the 16 ounce package of pasta noodles. Cook for 8-11 minutes until noodles are cooked through and tender. Drain pasta and set aside.

Season chicken with lemon pepper and throw on grill (medium heat for approximately 6 minutes on each side). After you have taken the chicken off the grill, cut in to 1-1½ ” squares and set aside.

In the meantime, chop your roma tomatoes and broccoli florets (set aside). Then, in a small bowl whisk together olive oil, pasta blend seasoning and garlic salt.

Take out a large bowl and add the pasta, chicken, roma tomatoes, broccoli, and olive oil mixture. Now, toss the ingredients to together and season with parmesan cheese (to taste). Serve immediately.

This pasta goes great with a tossed salad and toasted garlic bread. ENJOY!




  1. bahaha so true-
    Keighley and gourmet cooking are enemies.
    However… keighley and crackers, chips, bread, and any other kind of packaged carb are the best of friends.
    Loves it.
    Oh and I am definitely keeping this recipe in my cook book. Sooo good!

  2. I bought all the ingredients tonight and I’m making it so I can eat the left overs all week. I like it better days old and cold. Thanks! 🙂

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