Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

// Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

18-19 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).

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well..

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  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (230g) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (100g) farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
  • 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, vegetable oil, paprika, and salt to the Anyday dish and toss to combine.
  2. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the chicken begins to turn white.
  3. While the chicken cooks, mix the tomatoes, diced onions, basil, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary, and set aside to marinate.
  4. Add the pasta and stock to the Anyday dish with the chicken and cook uncovered for 16-17 minutes, or until the pasta is fully cooked.
  5. Top the chicken with the bruschetta topping. 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.
  • 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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