I love Valentine’s Day – the love, the candy, the colors. It’s just a fun but low key holiday. A time that you can be cheesy in love with your significant other or other family members.
My husband’s favorite type of food is Italian, so in honor of my sweetheart this Valentine’s Day week, I am making three Italian dinners. The first one being a very simple dish that on a plate doesn’t look so simple.
Would be a great 1st dinner you cook for a new love! 🙂
Sweetheart Tomato and Basil Chicken
(adapted from Menu Musings of an American Modern Mom)
- 1 lb fettuccine
- 4 chicken cutlets
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
- Dry Italian seasoning
- 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 pints of cherry tomatoes (halved and quartered)
- 2 Tablespoons minced garlic (I used the jarred kind to save time)
- 4 Tablespoons cold butter
- ¾ cup basil – divided (cut into ribbons)
- Parmesan Cheese
Start water for fettuccine and heat up olive oil in large pan on medium/high heat.
Season both sides of chicken with salt, pepper and Italian seasonings.
Brown chicken for 4-5 minutes on both sides.
Add in tomatoes, garlic, ½ cup basil and butter. Cook down for about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cover and keep warm until fettuccine is ready.
Serve chicken over pasta with sauce and top with remaining basil and Parmesan cheese.
Love on a plate!