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 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 1/2 cup yellow onions, peeled and minced
 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
 1 package mezzi paccheri pasta
 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1

Place chicken on a clean work surface or cutting board, cover with plastic wrap, and lightly pound with a meat mallet until even in size and thickness.

2

Season with salt and pepper.

3

Heat olive oil in a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat.

4

Carefully place chicken into the pan and sear for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

5

Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing or dicing.

6

Using the same pan, sauté onions for 3 minutes or until fragrant and slightly translucent.

7

Stir in the garlic, Tantillo Imported Tomato Basil Sauce, and hot sauce.

8

Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

9

While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.

10

Stir in the mezzi paccheri pasta and boil for 8-10 minutes, then drain and rinse.

11

Add cooked pasta and chicken to the skillet and stir, coating the noodles in the sauce. Serve topped with fresh basil and parmesan.

Ingredients

 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 1/2 cup yellow onions, peeled and minced
 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
 1 package mezzi paccheri pasta
 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Directions

1

Place chicken on a clean work surface or cutting board, cover with plastic wrap, and lightly pound with a meat mallet until even in size and thickness.

2

Season with salt and pepper.

3

Heat olive oil in a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat.

4

Carefully place chicken into the pan and sear for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

5

Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing or dicing.

6

Using the same pan, sauté onions for 3 minutes or until fragrant and slightly translucent.

7

Stir in the garlic, Tantillo Imported Tomato Basil Sauce, and hot sauce.

8

Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

9

While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.

10

Stir in the mezzi paccheri pasta and boil for 8-10 minutes, then drain and rinse.

11

Add cooked pasta and chicken to the skillet and stir, coating the noodles in the sauce. Serve topped with fresh basil and parmesan.

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