Chicken Mozzarella Pasta

How to make a Chicken Mozzarella Pasta.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (divided)
  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta (or other bite-size pasta like ziti or penne)
  • 1/2 onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (or tenders), cut into small pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 24 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves , chopped (divided)
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to high broil. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the cherry tomatoes on top, in a single layer. 
  3. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil on top and broil for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and set aside.
  5. Boil the pasta, just until al dente, according to package instructions. 
  6. Meanwhile in a separate large, oven-proof pan over medium heat add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil. 
  7. Add onion and saute for 2 minutes.
  8. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. 
  9. Add chicken pieces and cook for a few minutes until golden.
  10. Season with salt and pepper and add the oregano, basil, and parsley.
  11. Stir in the tomato sauce and simmer for a few minutes. 
  12. Add the roasted cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, half of the fresh basil, and the cooked pasta. 
  13. Toss to combine.
  14. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella and the parmesan cheese on top. 
  15. Place in preheated oven and broil for a few minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly. 
  16. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining chopped fresh basil on top.
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