Tangy chicken with tomatoes & herbs (1988)

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Retro recipe - Tangy chicken with tomatoes and herbs (1988)

Tangy chicken pasta sauce with tomatoes & herbs

Need an easy dinner that’s a little bit different? Try this tangy chicken with tomatoes & herbs — a deliciously kicky pasta sauce that goes on top of your favorite noodles. Get the recipe from the ’80s right here!

Retro recipe - Tangy chicken with tomatoes and herbs (1988)

Tangy chicken with tomatoes & herbs

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 16 ounces tomatoes, drained, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup Heinz apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2-1/2 to 3 pounds chicken pieces, skinned
  • Cornstarch-water mixture
  • Hot cooked noodles


  1. In Dutch oven or large skillet, saute onion, garlic and herbs in oil until onion is tender-crisp.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and next 5 ingredients.
  3. Add chicken.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, 45 to 50 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  5. Thicken sauce with cornstarch-water mixture.
  6. Serve chicken and sauce with noodles.


Makes 5-6 servings (about 3 cups of sauce).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 656Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 265mgSodium: 662mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 62g

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Tangy chicken with tomatoes and herbs (1988)

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