20-Minute Pasta Goodness

Tonight, I got an unexpected challenge. At 5 o’clock, my husband told me that he was thinking of walking to a meeting he had in the downtown area. I figured it would be nice to go with him and sit in a coffee shop to read while he was geeking out. The only issue is that he needed to leave at 5:30pm at the latest. This left very little time to come up with a meal, prepare it and eat it. But I was ready to give it a shot. It’s important to note that I usually take an hour or so to make dinner. Not necessarily because I cook fancy meals every night. More because I like to take my time, the time in the kitchen is my happy relaxing moment of the day. And because I chop stuff at a ridiculously slow pace.
So I ended up making a simple and quick, yet super tasty dinner tonight! It was basically a rosé sauce with chicken on farfalle and here is the recipe: (serves 2)

Quick pasta with rosé sauce and chicken breast


  • 1/2 can of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup of light cream
  • 1 chicken breast
  • Handful of fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan, finely shredded
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Pasta of your choice (I used farfalle because it’s a fun shape and that’s the first thing I found in our pantry)

What’s Next?

  1. Put water to boil for the pasta. While the water is boiling, cut up the chicken breast into small chunks. Don’t make them too small but remember that chunks will cook faster than a full breast.
  2. Put the pasta in the boiling water. Cook the chicken in a pan.
  3. When the chicken is fully cooked, put the tomato sauce, cream, basil, Parmesan, garlic powder, salt and pepper into the pan with the chicken. Mix it all together and stir frequently.
  4. Take the water out of the fully-cooked pasta and add the sauce to the pot. Mix it all together.
  5. Enjoy your super quick dinner!

I successfully completed my challenge with even a few minutes to spare! Although I hoped that I had it in me, I was glad to confirm that I was able to pull off a pretty tasty meal in such a short amount…a tasty meal that isn’t leftovers or a sandwich that is! 🙂

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