Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Cooking At Home With THEJNSREPORT: Pasta, Tomato Sauce & Chicken Breasts
😀 So I began the latest cooking at home experience by going to a favorite go to dish that’s so easy anybody can make it. Now whether you’re a traditionalist or a semi homemade personality it’s all the same to me when it comes to saving time, making something delicious and healthy at home saving some coin vs eating out. Yes ladies and gents I adore Spaghetti & Meat Sauce with or without meat balls and pretty much almost any take on spaghetti & sauce within reason.
So we’ll begin with the ingredients:
2 packages of frozen organic skinless & boneless chicken breasts
2 large ripe tomatoes
2 cloves of fresh garlic
2 tablespoons black pepper
2 tablespoons white pepper
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 jar of your favorite store brand tomato sauce
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
3 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
1 teaspoon Thyme
Kosher Sea Salt season to taste
Adobo all purpose seasoning season to taste
1 package linguine or spaghetti
In a sauce pan add the olive oil and the finely chopped garlic let it simmer on low flame while taking the chicken breast and prepping it for seasoning. Next take the 2 large tomatoes and quarter them. Carefully add the tomatoes into the saucepan with the olive oil and garlic.
Next cover the sauce pan while seasoning the thawed organic chicken breasts with the Adobo, thyme, black pepper & white pepper. Coat all sides of the breasts before placing carefully into the sauce pan.
Cover the sauce pan and let the chicken cook some with the tomatoes and olive oil and garlic. Simmer for about 10 minutes. When the tomatoes begin to dissolve stir the sauce pan and add half of the jar of tomato sauce to the sauce pan/pot. Sprinkle parmesan cheese evenly over the chicken breasts and cover the saucepan allowing the sauce to continue to cook the chicken. After 10 minutes uncover the sauce an using a knife and fork begin to cut the chicken breasts into strips or cubes as desired (Can be done prior to placing in the sauce pan right after seasoning). I like to play with this option. Sometimes cutting up the chicken breasts either before or after placing into the saucepan.
In another pot of boiling hot water add two tablespoons of olive oil and several healthy shakes of kosher salt before adding the entire package of spaghetti pasta. Let cook till al dente (usually about 8 minutes) then strain and hold to add to the simmering tomato & chicken breast sauce. After straining carefully add the pasta to the sauce and keep flame low as you stir together the sauce and pasta. Leave flame low and cover pot. Serve when ready to eat. Add additional spices as desired. There you have it, Spaghetti & Chicken Breast with Tomato Sauce for dinner. Mmm mmm son!!!