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Quick and Easy Chicken Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Author: Leigh Ann Dutton


  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil or 2 Tablespoons olive oil + 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic minced
  • 28-30 ounces of tomato sauce of your choice
  • 1 lb. chicken cooked
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dried basil to taste (start with 1/2 a Tablespoon and work your way up)
  • Dried parsley to taste (start with 1/2 a Tablespoon and work your way up)
  • 1 can of coconut milk or heavy cream if you don't want dairy free, though the coconut milk is delectable!
  • 1-1.5 lbs of your favorite pasta spaghetti, linguine, etc. and choose gluten-free if you need to
  • Grated Parmesan optional


  • Cook your pasta according to package instructions.
  • Cook your chicken anyway you like. I used chicken tenders grilled with lemon pepper seasoning because that's what I had on hand. You could also use shredded chicken or pan-fry you diced chicken in a cast iron skillet with a little coconut oil.
  • Melt coconut oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Then add the garlic and cooked chicken.
  • Let your garlic cook for about 30 seconds. Then add tomato sauce, salt and pepper, basil, and parsley to your skillet. Stir to combine.
  • A note on tomato sauce: You can use whatever tomato sauce you like! You can used canned tomato sauce, jarred spaghetti sauce, homemade spaghetti sauce, etc. It's really up to you. If you do use a plain tomato sauce, you'll want to adjust your seasonings a bit to compensate. Just do some taste-testing as you cook.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer. You can let your sauce simmer for 15-20 minutes to let the flavors develop, or you can move right into the next step. I let mine simmer when I have time.
  • Add coconut milk to your sauce and stir well. Let it heat for a few minutes and then remove from heat.
  • Combine pasta and sauce into a pot. Serve hot with a garnish of grated Parmesan cheese (optional) and a little parsley (optional).