This 20 minute dinner idea is one recipe that is perfect for a weeknight meal. My kids love this Creamy Chicken Pasta recipe and the adults do too. We love that there are fresh tomatoes in it!
This recipe takes that easy dish you have probably made on the back of the cream of chicken can and kicks it up a notch with the Italian seasoning and the fresh tomatoes. It is amazing how something so simple as adding in tomatoes really makes this recipe taste more like a “fancy” dish!
Serve it with Salad and you have a complete dinner on your table in under 20 minutes! Your family will never know you used a can in this dinner. 🙂
Update: We just made this last night with my homemade cream of chicken soup recipe instead of using a canned cream of chicken soup and the whole family loved it. In fact…. my husband said “Dinner was amazing”.
This recipe is so easy to make, so it makes it perfect for a busy evening. However, by adding the Italian seasoning and the fresh tomatoes, it is packed with flavor.
How to Freeze this recipe:
Make as directed and then freeze the chicken with the sauce. Leave out the tomatoes. I would also freeze the pasta separately. Go here to learn how to freeze pasta. When you are ready eat the sauce and the chicken separately. Mix in the tomatoes and serve like normal. It would be very easy to turn into a freezer meal.
How frugal is this recipe:
- 1/2 box of pasta – $.30 (got it for $.60 at Walmart with my coupons)
- 1 can of cream of chicken soup – $.50 on sale (you can get it cheaper with your coupons too)
- 1.5 pounds of chicken breasts – $2.80 (purchased at Sam’s)
- Grape Tomatoes – used less than $1
Grand Total: under $5 – Woohoo!
Plus you can throw in a salad (we would eat a half a bag for about $1).