3 tablespoons salt (for pasta water) + enough to taste for other parts of recipe
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Preheat oven to 350°F. Chop Roma tomatoes. Chop fresh basil. Place tomatoes and basil in a small bowl & drizzle with 3 teaspoons of olive oil & salt & pepper to taste - stir. Place this in the refrigerator.
Wash and dry chicken breasts, and then salt & pepper on both sides. Place them into a frying pan with 3 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high heat and brown chicken on both sides. Note - the chicken does not need to fully cook! - approx 3-4 minutes on each side. (Make sure your skillet is hot before you put the chicken in).
Remove chicken from frying pan, and place in greased glass/casserole dish. Top chicken with spoonfuls of tomato/basil mixture from the refrigerator. Bake chicken for approx. 15 minutes or until done. When chicken is 5 minutes from being done, top with shredded mozzarella cheese - this should melt, but not burn. While chicken is browning in skillet, mince garlic cloves, and roughly chop sundried tomatoes, and set aside.
In a large pasta/soup pot, begin boiling water for the angel hair pasta. Add the salt and 2 teaspoons of olive oil (so the pasta won't stick together). Cook pasta approximately 8 minutes in a rolling boil and drain.
Place the empty pasta pot back on the stove, and add the butter, remaining olive oil, garlic, sundried tomatoes, and Italian seasoning. Simmer this, stirring constantly so the garlic will not burn for about 3-4 minutes. Once the butter is melted, and spices have simmered, add the angel hair pasta back to the pot, and toss very well.
When chicken has finished baking and is fully cooked, place pasta on a plate, and top with the baked chicken. Serve with garlic bread & salad!