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Excellent. Super easy. Note: Recipe calls for grilled chicken. I didn't feel like separately grilling chicken, so I just sauteed my cut-up boneless skinless chicken breast in the the onion and garlic, took it out when it was cooked through (so it wouldn't overcook while I simmered the sauce a bit) and then added the tomatoes, sauce, basil, salt, etc. I did add some crushed red pepper. I added a little too much. My super-picky six-year old son loved it that way though!

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bethiemac August 01, 2012

I really enjoyed this. The sauce was nicely flavored. The second time I made it, I used a couple of tablespoons of capers and about 15 green olives sliced. I also had some shrimp I needed to use up, so I peeled those and put them in with the chicken too. I too used dried basil. The fresh doesn't yet have enough leaves!! I like the idea of a little red pepper. There are endless possibilities with this recipe. Thanks for posting.

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carolily531 May 19, 2010

delicious! dad couldn't stop raving about it! served over whole wheat spaghetti instead of penne

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ellie3763 May 18, 2009

This recipe was amazing and easy. For the pasta i used wheat penne and it still tasted great! I have already shared this recipe with a few of my friends!

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Sica Bones February 18, 2014

Delicious! Thanks so much for posting. It was easy to make, and with oregano and a pinch of red pepper, there was just enough zing to it. I wish I had fresh parm. to grate overtop, as I imagine that would have brought out the flavor even more.

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pheebess December 10, 2007

This is a great recipe, rick! I made as is, except used the immersion blender on our can of tomatoes since we don't like large chunks! I added the oregano and the red pepper (maybe a little too much red pepper!) Was great, but next time I'll probably leave out the red pepper flakes. Served with whole wheat penne. Thanks for posting your recipe!

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StacyMD187373 December 08, 2007

Fantastic! I sprinkled a good amount of Italian seasoning on the chicken breasts prior to grilling them. I realized when it was a bit late that I had no fresh basil :(, so I used dried. Otherwise, followed your delicious recipe, adding both the red pepper flakes and the oregano. We loved it--thanks!

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GaylaJ September 23, 2005

Awesome, i definitely recommend trying this! You'll love it! We were looking for a good penne recipe and this is it! Jennifer

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Jen_B July 26, 2005
Rick's Grilled Chicken Penne Pasta