Chicken Tomato Pasta in the DCB

Yes, I know not everyone has a Deep Covered Baker from Pampered Chef, but those of us who do are always looking for more easy microwave recipes. I use mine all the time to make Chicken Fajitas, but another go-to meal for us is this Chicken Tomato Pasta. It’s a revision of a Pampered Chef recipe, made simpler by using pantry ingredients. I usually cook some extra chicken breasts when we have them for another meal, or I can pull some pre-cooked chicken from the freezer and have it thawed out by dinnertime. And I always have canned tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on hand, so it comes together quickly.

Chicken Tomato Pasta | A quick and easy 20-minute meal microwaved in the Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker | MoneywiseMoms

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Chicken Tomato Pasta in the DCB
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp diced garlic
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ tsp each salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 cups uncooked pasta (penne, rotini, etc.)
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp basil
Instructions
  1. Spray Deep Covered Baker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add garlic, crushed tomatoes, broth, salt and pepper to the Baker. Stir in dry pasta.
  3. Cover baker and microwave on high for 16-18 minutes or until pasta is tender (I usually stop at 10 min and stir).
  4. When pasta is fully cooked, carefully remove Baker from microwave and add basil, cheese and chicken; mix well.

This is such an easy recipe to pull together for busy weeknights, and it can be made gluten-free by substituting the pasta with your favorite GF brand. Just keep an eye on the cooking time–I’ve found that quinoa pasta takes less time to cook.

If you have a Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker, I’d love to know what microwave recipes your family enjoys–leave a comment below.


Chicken Tomato Pasta is linked up to Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie, Inspire Me Wednesday at Mama Buzz, What’s Cooking Wednesday at Turning the Clock Back, Gluten-Free Recipe Linkup at Musings of a Housewife and Fluster’s Creative Muster Party at Fluster Buster.

Comments

  1. Sounds like I need to contact my local Pampered Chef person! What a fabulous and easy recipe! Thanks for linking up on the What’s Cooking Wednesday linky :)
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  2. I have a DCB (didn’t know it was called that) and I definitely need some easy recipes for it like this one. So glad you shared it!! Found you via SITS!!
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  3. easy and delicious sounding…my favorite type of recipe! i am always looking for fast weeknight ideas.
    Thank you
    best,
    diane
    Dropping by from SITS girls today.
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