Chunky Chicken Sauce for Pasta for 2

"This is a quick easy recipe start to finish 20 minutes using left over cooked chicken. I searched 15 pages of Zaar recipes but could not find what I wanted so I made this one up. If you like a thinner sauce add 1/2 cup water."
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  • 2 12 cups cooked chicken, cut into 3/4-inch chunks (use white dark chicken meat)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chunky italian tomatoes with herbs
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small onions, chopped or 3 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes (use more or less depending how hot you like it) or 3 tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce (the amount is up to your taste buds)
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 cups cooked pasta, your choice, cooked according to the instructions on the package


  • Put all the ingredients in a pot , except the cheese & pasta, bring to a simmer.
  • Pour over hot cooked pasta.
  • Top with Parmesan and serve (I like to place the ready plate under the broiler for 1 minute to brown the parmesan but this is optional).
  • Enjoy.

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  1. jnpj7468
    What a great way to use up leftover roasted chicken! The sauce is very easy to make, yet quite tasty. I will definitely be making this in the future quite often after I roast a chicken. Thanks for the recipe!
  2. Bekah
    This is so good and easy! I made it last night for our work lunches today so I can also say it reheats beautifully. A tasty quick dish. Thanks Bergy!
  3. Stacky5
    It's me again! Bergy, this was really good! So simple yet very satisfying -- Just what I was craving! I did use a few shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce instead of the chili flakes, and I had tossed the hot pasta with about a Tblsp. olive oil. Thank you for posting! YUM! Stacy :)


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