Chicken Fra Diavolo

"This is my modification of Giada's Shrimp Fra Diavolo (#155415) with chicken substituted for the shrimp. If you don't like it, Don't blame Giada! :-)"
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  • Cook pasta until almost fully cooked (al dente), drain, and set aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking:.
  • In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, sauté the onions in two Tbl of olive oil for approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and pepper flakes and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until the onions become translucent.
  • Transfer the onion mixture to a bowl, leaving as much oil as possible in the skillet, and set aside.
  • Add the chicken to the pan, sprinkle with salt, and sauté approximately 4-5 minutes until no longer pink (add additional oil as necessary).
  • Add the wine to the skillet and deglaze.
  • Return the onion mixture to the skillet and add the tomatoes with their juices and oregano. Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the parsley and basil. Season with more salt, to taste.
  • Add the drained pasta to the tomato mixture; stir well and cook for another minute or two to bring the pasta up to temperature and serve.

Questions & Replies

  1. Does this work well with rice instead of pasta?


  1. Excellent & easy. I increase red pepper to 1.5 tsp. and serve over Giada's Lemon Spaghetti. Quick enough for everyday, good enough for company. LOVE IT!
  2. Unbelievable very good my family loved it and easy to make the taste was GREAT
  3. Easy and delicious, I mixed in pre made alfredo sauce. Creamy and yummy!!
  4. Very good. I used dried oregano and parsley (1 teaspoon each).
  5. Served over egg noodles, this was an excellent choice for dinner with company. Everyone gave it 2 thumbs up, so it's a winner!


I'm a slightly "over-50" guy living with my wife and 2 kids in Columbus Ohio. I have been a picky eater for as long as I can remember. I'm trying to improve my cooking skills more or less in self defense. It's a control thing ... if I make it and I don't like it, I can whine and complain to myself :-)! Since cooking is not my wife's favorite activity, I'm looking for recipes I can enjoy preparing and eating while lightening her load a bit. Hopefully a win-win situation.
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