Chicken and Shell Pasta A quick and simple meal

Chicken and Shell Pasta is a quick and simple meal.

Some nights you just need something simple. Chicken and Shell Pasta is that meal. I would not say this is a company meal but a satisfying family meal. It is especially enjoyed by the younger ones since it is plain chicken, noodles and a light tomato sauce. Of course cheese is welcome to any meal! We like it with string beans; just keeping it simple.

I use my premade chicken from the freezer. See here how to have chicken cooked and ready for meals like this.

Chicken and Shell pasta with string beans

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1 pound small shell pasta (any small pasta)

2 Tbsp. olive oil

28 oz. crushed tomatoes

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. dried basil

10 oz. can chicken, drained (or 1 cup cooked chicken)

½ cup parmesan cheese


Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.

cooking pasta

Combine oil, tomatoes and spices.


Add tomato mixture and chicken to pasta and toss together.

adding chicken and tomato sauce

Add cheese and toss.

adding cheese

The recipe for Chicken and Shell Pasta (called Chicken and Bowtie Pasta there) is from my “Can Opener Gourmet” cookbook. I changed it a little bit to fit our tastes.

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