Sunday, January 18, 2015

25 Minute Chicken-Parmesan Pasta Toss

Chicken Parmesan simplified. Now its ready in 25 minutes with this easy recipe. The combination of cheese, fire roasted tomatoes and zesty Italian dressing gives this dish such a vibrant flavor, it will leave you begging for more! 

We are sooo excited to finally tell you that we have teamed up with Kraft Foods and Hunt's to bring you Sunday Dinner... Any Night of the Week, without all the work

The best Sundays always began with the promise of a fantastic dinner.  We would wake to the sound of dad in the kitchen preparing the pots and pans.  A slow morning with oodles of family time would come to an end with mom saying “be home before dinner” as my brother ventured out of the house.  I never did go far, even at a young age I felt most at home in the kitchen.

Chief vegetable washer and pot stirrer was most likely my title, as those were my favorite jobs.  I remember sitting at the kitchen table watching my mom grab a pinch of this and a dash of that as she created our Sunday dinner masterpiece.  Sometimes I would scrunch my brow as I watched her add an ingredient.  I could not imagine why she was adding ‘that’.

Years later I have learned that the most amazing cooks develop insight far beyond that of a child’s imagination.  For exactly that reason I decided to give this recipe a try.  With Kraft Parmesan Cheese and Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes I knew it would be good, I could only imagine the possibilities that Zesty Italian Dressing would bring.

Even with just 10 ingredients this dish is incredibly dynamic; I grabbed a tasting fork and dove in for the pre-dinner taste test.  The combination of cheese, fire roasted tomatoes and zesty Italian dressing gives this dish such a vibrant flavor, I had to go back for more!  So I grabbed a saucer and loaded it with chicken and pasta.  As I ate it standing next to the countertop, my 3 year old walks in and busts me!  “Hey mooooommmy!” And dinner is served.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Toss is such a versatile recipe.  Using your ‘cooks insight’ you can create so many variations.  I am going to try swapping the Zesty Italian Dressing for Sun-dried Tomato Dressing.  Then use Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes with Spicy Red Peppers, oh what a dinner that will be!

All in under 30 minutes, Sunday dinner is now a weeknight meal! 

Dinner's Ready!

With love from our Kitchen Table to yours! XOXO      

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Toss
serves 4

Recipe adapted from Kraft

Active time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes

1/2 lb linguine, uncooked
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
3 Tbsp Hunt’s tomato paste
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 can (14.5 oz) Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Garlic, undrained
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan & Romano Cheese
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium heat.  Add chicken; cook 8 minutes or until done, flipping once.

Stir in tomato paste and garlic powder; cook and stir on medium-high heat 1 min.

Add tomatoes.

Add dressing and water.

Using tongs or a spaghetti server, lift pasta from water and place into skillet. 

Toss pasta and cover with sauce.  Cook 2 minutes.

Sprinkle pasta with cheese and parsley.  Serve and enjoy!

Disclosure:  I am working in partnership with the KRAFT brand and I am receiving compensation for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.

Originally posted 3/31/13


  1. Can't wait to make this.

  2. Just made this tonight and its amazing! Will be a regular in my house :)

    1. Awww, thanks Candace. I am so happy you love it! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.


  3. Tried this recipe tonight and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you The Slow Roasted Italian- I really love your posts!

    1. So happy to hear that Denise! Thanks for commenting (here and on FB)! <3 <3 <3


  4. Gorgeously plated for something that was so easy to make. I'd definitely make this and love it.

  5. Looks fantastic and I love how quick it is to make!!!

  6. Made it for the family and they loved it! Quick and delicious p!

  7. Chicken Parmesan is one of our favorite meals to order at a local restaurant we frequent! I may just have to try this at home!! Sounds delicious!! Pinning it!!

  8. I've made this several times. It's fabulous!

  9. Made this tonight with a few changes. Sauted about 1/2 of a sweet onion and a couple of diced garlic pieces along with the chicken before following the rest of the recipe. At the end before the finishing touch of parmesan cheese, I also added a scant teaspoon of red pepper flakes and seasoned lightly with some dried parsley and oregano from last years garden! Was a good recipe! I really liked how the zesty Italian blended so well! Next time, I plan on marinating the chicken before making again. Definitely a keeper recipe! :)


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