Twelve Minute Pasta Toss Recipe -
Twelve Minute Pasta Toss Recipe
  • READY IN 32 mins

Twelve Minute Pasta Toss

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"This is an easy-to-prepare, wonderful, flavorful pasta dish that gets rave reviews! I have had many friends ask me for this recipe. After my friends prepared this dish for their friends, their friends would ask my friends for it. Goes well with a crisp, green salad and garlic bread."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    32 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute chicken, garlic, salt, garlic powder, basil, and oregano in hot oil until chicken is no longer pink in the middle, 5 to 10 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour pasta into pot and toss with chicken until combined. Top with Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2007

Wow! After reading all of the reviews, I decided to "marinate" my chicken in 1 tbl of oil infused with italian spices & 1 tbl balsamic vinegar. That's how I always do my chicken! I used 2 tlb of the oil from the sundried and 1 tbl plain olive oil to sautee the garlic. I made 1/2 c chicken broth and poured a bit at a time in the pasta to keep moist. To the chicken I added crushed red and sliced artichoke hearts. This tasted exactly like a dish I get at a local Italian Restaurant! Just awesome.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 18, 2004

I thought this was very good but to make more of a "sauce", I added chicken broth during the last few minutes of simmering. I probably added about 1/2 - 3/4 cup of broth. I would definitely recommend the oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes as I thought they really added moisture and extra taste!

Dec 30, 2008

A wonderful, easy standard in our rotation of meals. Don't change the ingredients, but I do have a few tips for easy prep: I double this, and put the chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and SDT oil, and all remaining ingredients (except parm and noodles) into 2 large zip lock bags. I throw 1 bag in the fridge until I'm ready to cook it in the evening, and the other bag goes into the freezer. When I go to make this meal again in the future, I pull out the frozen bag and thaw it which also marinates the meat a the same time. I heat a pan, dump it in, and it's done even before the noodles!!

Dec 29, 2003

Very tasty and quick recipe. I put the chicken,oil from the sun-dried tomatoes, and herbs into a large zip lock bag a marinated it in the refrigerator for an hour before cooking. I also added some red pepper flakes to spice it up. I made the Garden Herb Loaf from this site to serve with it. Between the colorful pasta and the pretty herb bread that was a quick braided loaf, it was a beautiful presentation. Thanks Cindy.

Jul 10, 2003

Very delicious but does not do well made ahead of time. The pasta gets chewy and the chicken gets dry. My whole family loves it!! My brother is very finicky and he loved it. I added artichokes when adding the sun dried tomatoes. Very Yummy!!!

May 21, 2004

This was a mouth-watering piece. The aroma and the combination of flavours is superb. I've made it a few times now and some tips I would sggest to maximize on the deelish-factor are: (i) cut the chicken breasts into small bite-sized pieces and marinate for 30 - 60 minutes in the remaining ingredients (minus the parmesan, of course) and (ii) use sun-dried tomatoes, it punches up the flavour wonderfully and also use the olive oil from these. A little more oil is better as it is a particularly dry dish. Enjoy the flavours!A *****

Jul 23, 2003

This dish gets too dry if you drain the oil after cooking the chicken. Otherwise full of flavor and delightful.

Oct 20, 2010

I give this recipe four stars only because I didn't follow it exactly. I hate sun dried tomatoes, so instead I cooked some fresh chopped spinach. Also, I only had a bag of frozen chicken breasts and no time to thaw, so I baked the chicken with some Italian salad dressing drizzled over the tops. Other than that, I followed everything in the recipe. It was delicious!!!!! First time I've ever had pasta that wasn't slathered in some sort of sauce! Definitely will be making this again.


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  • Calories
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 437 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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