Cambria's Penne Arrabiata

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by cellogirl2

One of my best friends, Cambria, is fascinated with learning new ways of making Italian pasta dishes. This a recipe she found somewhere, and I must say, it is delicious.

Top Review by Three Kids Make Me

This was great! I had to modify it slightly for what was in my pantry, but nothing drastic. My diced tomatoes had onions and garlic and I used crushed tomatoes instead of tomato sauce. Oh, and had to use panko instead of regular breadcrumbs, but that's never a down side! The sauce was perfectly seasoned, and what I thought was too much olive oil added a nice almost-buttery flavor to the whole dish. Very quick and easy, definitely a keeper. Thanks so much cello!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic, and saute for a few minutes.
  3. Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes, and saute for another minute.
  4. Pour in the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, and add the basil.
  5. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  7. Add penne pasta, and cook for 8 minutes, or until tender.
  8. Drain.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk eggs with a fork.
  10. Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl.
  11. Stir the garlic powder, salt and pepper into the bread crumbs.
  12. Dip chicken cutlets into the egg, then press into the bread crumbs until completely coated.
  13. Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  14. Fry chicken for about 5 minutes per side, or until the coating is a nice dark brown color.
  15. Remove chicken, and cut into slices.
  16. Toss the chicken slices into the sauce, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir in the cooked penne, simmer for a few more minutes to soak up the flavor, then serve.

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