Quick Penne Pasta With Chicken Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A quick tasty supper, serve with crusty rolls and a green salad. For entry into Ready, Set, cook #3 contest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, al dente, adding olive oil to cooking water.
  2. Drain and keep warm.
  3. Combine ground chicken, cumin, salt and pepper until well mixed.
  4. In a non stick frypan, scramble fry chicken mixture, until no longer pink and cooked through.
  5. Remove from pan to drain on paper towel.
  6. Drain any fat from pan and wipe out with a paper towel.
  7. Return chicken mixture to frypan, add red pepper strips, horseradish, tomato sauce and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bring to boil and simmer 10 minutes.
  9. Place penne pasta in warmed pasta bowl, pour tomato/chicken mixture over, gently mix together.
  10. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese and toasted pine nuts over pasta mixture.
  11. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Why didn't I try this one during the RSC #3 contest? I can't believe I missed out on this for the past two months! Okay, I left out the horseradish because I'm not a fan of the stuff, and I left out the Parmesan cheese because I don't mix chicken and cheese for religious reasons. Aside from that, I didn't change a thing except to add more pine nuts. You can never have enough pine nut, in my opinion! Thanks Dorothy, I loved it!

Mirj April 10, 2003

Who would have thought of horseradish in pasta sauce? Not me! I love the root-y taste it adds, though. Great basic sauce - will definately go in my book. I admit I tweaked the seasoning a little, (I can't live without garlic) and I had no pine nuts on hand, but this is just the recipe I was looking for. Thanks!

b. limon March 02, 2006

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