Chicken with Tomatoes and Garlic Pasta Dinner

  • Author: Pioneer Woman
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yield: Serves 8 1x


Chicken with tomatoes and garlic pasta is a comforting, hearty, cozy meal that feels fancy but is secretly the easiest meal ever to throw together any night of the week!



  • 8 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, 28 ounces
  • 1 can whole tomatoes, 14 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon each fresh rosemary, thyme, basil, and parsley (or 1 teaspoon each dried herbs)
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 ounces pasta
  • Grated parmesan, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Salt and pepper chicken thighs well.
  2. Heat an ovenproof skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and butter. When oil/butter is hot, add chicken thighs to the pan. Using tongs, brown on all sides, about 2 minutes. Remove chicken from pan.
  3. Pour in tomatoes with their juice and add tomato paste. Add salt and pepper to taste, stirring to combine. Bring sauce to a boil, then turn off heat.
  4. Add herbs and garlic and return the chicken to the pan.
  5. Put lid on the pot and cook in the oven for 1 hour.
  6. Remove pot from oven, and allow it to sit on the counter with the lid on while you boil the pasta.
  7. Cook the pasta to al dente. Drain and add to a large serving bowl.
  8. Remove lid and check sauce. If it’s overly thin, remove the chicken from the pot and boil the sauce on the stovetop for 5 to 10 minutes. Check seasonings and adjust as needed.
  9. To serve, pour sauce over cooked pasta, then arrange chicken pieces over the top. Sprinkle generously with fresh parmesan and serve.

  • Category: dinner
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503.4 Fat: 15.3g Cholesterol: 147.5mg Sodium: 557.3mg Carbohydrates: 47.6g Sugars: 3.9g Protein: 39.8g Vitamin A: 92.4µg Vitamin C: 21mg

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