Elswet's Uber - Tangy Chicken Pepperoni

Recipe by Pagan
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare pasta by instructions on box using salted water; rinse, drain and set aside.
  • Over a medium heat, in a large skillet, saute celery, bell pepper, onion and mushroom in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil until onion is clear.
  • Add pepper flakes, oregano, basil, garlic, black pepper and salt.
  • Cook [stirring often] for another 5 minutes.
  • Add cayenne pepper, Tabasco® sauce, pepperoni and chicken; stir, cover and cook over medium heat until chicken pieces outsides are white.
  • While chicken cooks, in another medium skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, add the remaining garlic and mix very well.
  • When oil is hot, SLOWLY stir in the flour, 1 tablespoon at a time mixing well until it is a thick paste.
  • Stop adding the flour and remove from heat.
  • Mix in 8 tablespoons of the tomatoes and blend very well, quickly, into a thick tomato paste.
  • Add remaining tomatoes, stirring during addition and mix until thoroughly blended.
  • Stir into cooked chicken mixture, add cream cheese and blend well.
  • Return to heat and cook an additional 8 minutes to ensure thorough heating of the tomatoes and melting of the cream cheese.
  • Either mix into cooked prepared pasta, or spoon over a bed of the pasta.
  • Top with grated parmesan and serve hot.
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