Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

// Bruschetta chicken pasta with tomatoes, basil, and grilled chicken, made and served in a clear glass Anyday dish.

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

12-13 mins

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This dinner is a winner! A generous helping of bow-tie pasta and chicken steams all in the same dish. While you have a few extra minutes of downtime, mix up a quick bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, garlic and basil. Finish the dish with fresh arugula for color and plenty of parmesan cheese!

Didn’t know you could cook pasta in the microwave? We wouldn’t do it any other way! Check out our guide for microwaving penne (don’t worry — it also works for bow ties).

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


For the pasta

  • 2 (180g) chicken tenders, cut into medium size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (100g) farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
  • cup (354ml) chicken stock

For the bruschetta topping

  • 1 cup (150g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 6 basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or glaze
  • 1 cup (15g) baby arugula (optional)


  1. Add the chicken, olive oil, paprika, pasta, stock and salt to the Anyday dish and stir to combine.
  2. Cook uncovered for 12-13 minutes, or until the pasta is fully cooked.
  3. While the pasta cooks, mix the tomatoes, diced onions, basil, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar in separate bowl. Adjust seasonings to taste and set aside.
  4. Add the bruschetta topping in with the chicken and pasta, and mx well. Toss arugula into the pasta for extra color and freshness, if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Double the bruschetta topping and store it separately for leftovers. Use it to top toasted bread, scrambled eggs, hot pasta, and more.
  • Serve with plenty of parmesan cheese and a decent Italian wine!
  • For a Mediterranean spin, add spinach, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese.
  • Opt for ready-to-use bruschetta topping or even mild salsa if fresh ingredients aren’t available.

Recipe notes

  • For a pescatarian option, substitute the chicken with cubed sword fish or peeled and deveined shrimp.
  • If the water overflows, you can switch to a Large Deep or Extra Large, or reduce to Power Level 8 and then continue cooking.
  • Top the cooked pasta with mozzarella cheese and finish in a 450°F oven for a crispy topping.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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