Bottled minced garlic is a hurried cook's friend. Find it in the supermarket's produce section. It adds a fantastic flavor to chicken and pasta sauce served over spaghetti.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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30 mins


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  • In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon of the pepper blend, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and the garlic. Sprinkle evenly over chicken. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and onions; cook about 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink (170 degrees F) and onions are tender, turning chicken once and stirring onions occasionally.

  • Remove chicken from skillet; slice crosswise into strips. Return chicken to skillet; add tomatoes, tomato paste, ginger, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper blend, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir just until heated through.

  • Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain. Return spaghetti to the hot pan; stir in pesto.

  • Serve chicken and tomato mixture on top of pesto-coated spaghetti. If desired, top with shards of Parmesan cheese. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

597 calories; fat 20g; cholesterol 84mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 59g; insoluble fiber 4g; protein 44g; sodium 641mg.