Sherelle Christensen,

I grow a large garden every summer, and one of my favorite garden treats is tomatoes. My family enjoys eating them many different ways, but when the cherry tomato plants start producing, I have more than I know what to do with. This Italian-inspired dish is a simple pasta recipe that will showcase those beautiful cherry tomatoes. It’s also a simple and quick meal for busy summer nights!

  • 3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 5 Tbs. olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped
  • Cooked spaghetti noodles
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Heat large electric skillet to medium heat. Chop chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and add to the skillet along with olive oil. Season chicken well with salt and pepper. Cover and let sauté, stirring every few minutes until chicken is half cooked. Add spaghetti noodles to boiling water and cook until tender. Drain and set aside. Add in chopped onions and minced garlic, cook about three minutes and add cherry tomatoes. Simmer over medium heat about 10 minutes until tomatoes become tender. Add in spaghetti noodles and toss well. Grate fresh Parmesan cheese over the whole skillet and serve. We like to serve warm garlic bread on the side.