Caprese Salad Pasta with Chicken Sauté {Quick Dinner Recipes}

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I’ve always been a huge fan of quick dinner recipes. Ones that don’t take a lot of time to prepare and just fall together easily. No worrying about if I remembered the vegetables or started the rice. My favorite quick fix meals are easy chicken recipes that my kids will eat.

Since the weekends are usually my time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some family time, I make sure I have some quick dinner recipes up my sleeve to make mealtimes easier. And luckily now I have Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starter to help me out.

The caprese salad pasta I made took less than 15 minutes to prepare and all I chopped up were the tomatoes and cheese. Nothing hard or time consuming about that. I didn’t even add salt and pepper before putting the chicken in the pan.

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Quick Dinner Recipes

As a busy mom with two little ones I have a few 30 minute meals up my sleeve that take little to no thinking on my part. Except for the fact that I need to have all of the ingredients on hand.

But now my life has been made easier… finding these Sauté Express® Sauté Starter packages from Land O’Lakes has allowed me to keep making delicious and tasty meals for the family but has cut the cooking time in half.

Another lifesaver? Chicken tenders! They take like a third of the time chicken breasts take to cook and are just as good. Plus the kids love the size.

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Caprese Salad Pasta with Chicken Sauté

  • 2 servings spinach linguini pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, diced
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1 Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starter in garlic & herb
  • 1/2 pound chicken tenders

Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Add spinach linguini and cook until al dente as per the instructions on the packaging.

While water is coming to a boil, cut the cherry tomatoes and toss with the diced mozzarella and pesto in a small bowl.  Set aside.

When pasta is cooking, grab a saute pan and add Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. Cook on medium low heat until bubbling. Add chicken to the pan and cook until browned on each side, about 7-10 minutes. Place cooked chicken on a plate and remove from heat.

Once the pasta is done cooking, add the noodles to the caprese salad mixture (tomatoes, mozzarella, and pesto) and toss well. Serve pasta on a plate and top with sauteed garlic & herb chicken.

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What’s your favorite quick fix meal?

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  1. That looks amazing. I have been wanted to try those new Saute Express. I will have to pick some up when I go to the store this week.

  2. I use Saute Express a lot. I have some in my fridge right now actually. Your Caprese looks really refreshing and delicious.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I am always on the lookout for new quick dinner recipes – we do not enjoy spending lots of time in front of the stove during the week.

  4. Yum! That looks so good! I am gonna have to add this into the Menu!!

  5. That looks delicious. And fairly easy, which is what I need.

  6. I love Caprese Salad and I love pasta so I’m pretty sure that Caprese Salad pasta is one that should definitely go in my quick dinner recipes file!

  7. OMG YUM!!! Your photos make me want to reach in and eat it! 🙂

  8. One of the few times that I see a recipe and go “I CAN DO THAT!” Excited to try this simple, no fuss recipe at home.

  9. Yum! I wonder if I can find Saute Express here. I’ll have to check.

  10. I am not a big fan of chicken, but I love pasta! I would definitely try this! It looks good!

  11. I tried the lemon pepper tonight and loved it. So much seasoning I didn’t have to add anything extra!

  12. I love caprese salad! This looks amazing!

  13. Wow! This look absolutely delicious! I am picking up some chicken tenders and making this with my Saute Express, maybe then I can get my son to eat it too! #client

  14. I just may have to make a quick run to the store for a few ingredient – I’m drooling over this recipe!

  15. Courtney says

    My husband is not a big fan of pesto, any recommendation on an alternative? This looks SO good and easy!!!


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