Chicken Linguine with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Chicken Linguine with Spicy Tomato Sauce

5 reviews, 4 star(s). 80% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Cajun meets Italian in this spicy pasta dish.


1/4 cup olive oil
1 whole fryer; cut into serving-size pieces
Salt and pepper; to taste
Cayenne pepper; to taste
4 large cloves garlic; minced
1 large onion; diced
1/2 green bell pepper; diced
3 green onions; sliced
1/2 large jalapeno pepper; finely chopped
15 ounces Tomato sauce
1 28-oz can diced tomatoes; undrained
6 ounces Tomato paste
1 tablespoon cornstarch; diluted in 1/4 cup cold water
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon bay leaf; crushed
1 pound cooked linguine
parsley or cilantro; Garnish: fresh chopped

Original recipe makes 4



In an 8-quart-capacity Dutch oven or saucepot over medium heat, saute chicken in oil for 20 minutes, seasoning with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste. Remove chicken to a platter, and set aside.

Add garlic, onion, bell pepper, green onions and jalapeno pepper to oil remaining in the pot; saute 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste; stir in cornstarch mixture and simmer 10 minutes.

Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pot over low heat. Add 1/4 cup of liquid (water, red wine, or beer) to sauce. Add Italian seasoning, oregano and bay leaf. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Serve over hot cooked linguine with garlic bread; garnish with parsley or cilantro sprigs.

Serves 4 to 6

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I made this for the first time and boy it was good. I put some more spices in it ( like some hot sauce and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper ) for a little more kick. I will make this again. Maybe next time it will use skinless chicken breast.. Try it
Jw55wags 3y ago

It was not that spicy, actually a little bland. And the sauce was a little too tomato-y. But it was all right.
sweetipy448 6y ago

This recipe was simply amazing! It was easy to prepare and the taste was pleasantly surprising, as I've never used italian seasoning before, and improvised with BigOven's directions on making it by scratch. I really enjoyed the kick the jalapeno gave it, and can easily adapt the recipe to my family with delicate palates and still have a great tasting recipe!
ElvenAssassin 6y ago

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