Cook the linguini as directed on package. Drain.
Add the olive oil to a large skillet and saute the garlic, tomatoes and basil for a few minutes, stirring often, until the tomatoes begin to open and shrivel and the basil turns to a deep green color. Pour themonto a plate.
Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
Saute the flattened chicken pieces in the same skillet for a few minutes on each side, until no longer pink in the middle. Cooking time will vary depending on thickness of the chicken.
Serve the linguini with chicken and tomatoes over the top and a side of veggies. (We had broccoli!)