I used to make this recipe a lot about a decade ago and somewhere along the way I forgot about it. For some reason it popped into my head the other day and I'm so glad! Our whole family enjoyed it. It's super adaptable as far as what to serve it with. You can serve it over pasta, or spaghetti squash. It would also be delicious over sautéed zucchini or cooked potatoes, I'm sure you'll think of something else you might like it with too.
This recipe comes together in about 20-25 minutes. It's simple, it's delicious and it's a crowd pleaser! Oh, and super macro friendly (Cal 203 C 9.1 g F 6.5 g P 27.1 g) Enjoy!
- 2 pounds chicken tenderloins, frozen
- 1 (24 can) pasta sauce (I use Hunt's Garlic & Herb)
- 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese (1/3 less fat variety)
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground basil
- Serving suggestions (not included in macros):
- Spaghetti Squash
- Zucchini (sautéed or zoodles)
In a large deep dish skillet dump the pasta sauce. Nestle frozen chicken tenderloins in the sauce. Cover with a lid and simmer on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. Or until chicken is partially cooked and easy to cut into bite size pieces. Pick up the chicken with tongs and cut it into bite size pieces letting it fall back into the skillet. Taking care to not splash hot sauce on yourself. Cover and let it cook 5-10 more minutes until chicken is done (165 degrees F).
Once the chicken is cooked, add the tomato sauce and basil and let it return to a simmer (1 minute). Turn heat to low. Place cream cheese in the pan and stir it in until it's all melted into the sauce and there are no lumps remaining. Serve hot over pasta, spaghetti squash or anything else you desire.
“Biceps After Babies Creamy Marinara Chicken” (does not include suggested serving ideas)
Macros for one serving (1/8 of recipe)
Cal 203 C 9.1g F 6.5 g P 27.1 g
PRO TIP: Serving size is 1/8 of the recipe. Since cook times vary and other factors can affect the weight of your food. You can weigh the cooked weight of the meal in grams and subtract the weight of the pan/plate and divide that by 8 to see how many grams one serving is.