Mediterranean Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta

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Recipe type: Main Dish
Ingredients
  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. chicken flavor instant bouillon
  • 8 oz. uncooked bow tie pasta
Chicken:
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cut into 2 x ½ inch strips
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup diagonally cut green onions (1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1 small can sliced black olives
  • 1½ cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • ½ tsp. chicken flavor instant bouillon
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved.
Instructions
  1. Bring first three ingredients to a boil. Add pasta, cooked to desired doneness. Drain, keep warm.
Chicken
  1. While pasta cooks, heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir 6-9 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  3. In a small bowl, combine ½ cup water and cornstarch; blend well. Stir into chicken.
  4. Add onions, olives, ¼ cup basil and ½ tsp. bouillon; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened and glazed.
  5. Pour over cooked bow tie pasta; add tomatoes and toss to coat. Serves 4 (I usually double)

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