Chicken breasts cooked in a spicy tomato sauce is an easy recipe that you can assemble in 5 minutes. Buying roasted or rotisserie chicken breasts and a good, bottled marinara sauce makes assembling this dish a breeze.
Look for a marinara sauce that is low in sodium. Find a brand you like and keep it on hand for quick meals.
There are many types of flavored pasta available in the supermarket. Just boil and toss with a little olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
Open a bag of Italian-style, ready-to-eat salad, and the entire meal can be ready in 15 minutes. The meal contains 616 calories per serving with 21 percent of calories from fat.
Wine suggestion: A crisp Italian chianti would be a nice counterpoint to the spicy tomato sauce.
Any type of marinara sauce can be used
Any type of flavored pasta can be used
Minced garlic can be found in the produce section of the market
Italian chicken in spicy tomato sauce (Chicken Diavolo)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons flour
2 (8-ounce) roasted or rotisserie chicken breasts (bones, wings and skin removed)
1 cup bottled marinara sauce
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Mix pepper flakes with flour. Roll breasts in mixture, pressing to make it adhere. Set aside.
Bring marinara sauce, garlic and parsley to a simmer in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, cover with a lid and simmer 2 minutes. Turn chicken, recover and simmer 2 more minutes, until warmed through. Serve on individual plates over basil linguine. Makes 2 servings.