Basil Chicken, So Good It Should Be Take-Out!

Have you ever gone to an Italian restaurant? Well of course you have as everyone who has not gone to Italy loves Italian food! Actually no, even Italians love their food! So really everyone loves Italian food!

Have you ever tried making an Italian dish which has the aroma and taste of something you could order at an Italian restaurant? That mouth watering balance between basil, tomatoes, and butter?

If you have tried making such a dish, was it easy or rather complex?

Well whether you have tried making an Italian dish or not, I have found the most amazing and simple recipe ever. This is a recipe I may have to make twice this week because it was so good!

Oregano Basil Chicken over Whole Wheat Penne

Now I know that photo doesn’t look quite as attractive, but the next photo you see after I give you the recipe definitely will look spectacularly delicious! The recipe I got was from here.


  • 1 lb (500 g) pre-sliced chicken
  • 3/4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 300 g of wholewheat penne pasta, cooked


  1. Place a medium frying pan on a stove top burner at medium-high heat, add olive oil and allow to heat up. 

  2. Season pre-sliced chicken with oregano, salt, and pepper and place in frying pan, Cook for eight minutes or until cooked thoroughly. 

  3. Turn heat down to medium and add halved tomatoes and garlic and cook for four minutes. 

  4. Add chopped basil and butter to chicken mix and allow butter to melt.

  5. Turn burner to a low and bring a sauce pan to boil to cook your pasta as directed on the box/package. 

  6. Once al dente, pour pasta into a colander and return penne to pan. Pour olive oil onto pasta to prevent from sticking and then spoon penne into a bowlplate and place chicken over penne. 

  7. Then dig in!

Tomato Basil ChickenI do not know about you, but I think that looks absolutely divine! The entire house smelled of pasta you could get at the restaurant Vapiano.

Then as soon as I gave a plate to mom the first thing I heard from her mouth was “sweet good!”, I asked her what she said and then she changed her statement to “really good!!”

Then when I took my first bite I could definitely agree with her. It both smelled amazing as it was being prepared and it tasted even better than amazing. This is 100% what you would call food heaven. Maybe even two hundred percent!

And this is saying something as I don’t quite like eating meat products. But this is seriously something I will be making again. And probably before the week is over.

There shouldn’t be any ifs, you should make this.

Tomato Basil Chicken on Penne

Buon appetito!

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