Roasted Pepper Chicken Penne

Running short on time for dinner tonight? No worries, this meal can be whipped up in no time at all. Don’t you just love quick and delicious meals? I know I do! Between work, running and keeping the house clean, there are some days I just don’t feel like cooking. That’s when i reach for a simple and mouth-watering recipe like this. Only you will know that you didn’t spend all night preparing this incredible meal. Penne pasta tossed with roasted red peppers and juicy chicken breast will leave you longing for more. Pair this with garlic bread for a meal you will make again and again.

Roasted Pepper Chicken Penne

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  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup julienned roasted red peppers
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  1. Place chicken and balsamic vinegar in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  2.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic for 1 minute. Drain and discard vinegar. Add chicken to skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes or until juices run clear.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, red peppers, red pepper flakes, broth, Italian seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.

Source: adapted from The Taste of Home Cookbook

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17 Responses to Roasted Pepper Chicken Penne

  1. Jenny says:

    I’ve been meaning to make a roasted red pepper pasta but always forget to buy the roasted peppers. This recipe is perfect, and it looks amazing!

  2. There’s just something magic that happens when you roast a red pepper. They are just soooo good. This looks like a great, easy weeknight meal. Thanks!

  3. Lena says:

    simple and delciiosu looking, love that!!

  4. Michelle says:

    Yum, this looks fantastic. I love quick, weeknight meals. I’m definitely bookmarking this one!

  5. Evan @swEEts says:

    I just whined to my hunny (who’s going away on business next week) that I don’t know what to cook without him around.. and bingo bango I found it 🙂

  6. Sara says:

    The balsamic with the chicken sounds so delicious! I love roasted red peppers so this looks great.

  7. Caroline says:

    Oh gosh, this looks yummy! Love that it’s so simple, and really like how the chicken is marinated in balsamic. Sounds like a great combination of flavors. 🙂

  8. Love quick and easy meals like this! Def will be trying!

  9. I don’t think I’ve ever roasted peppers before. Looks great!

  10. this looks amazing… totally my kinda meal. I love pasta with roasted peppers, and chicken is awesome – more protein. 🙂

  11. ahh i just made baked ziti over the weekend (haha though its not vegan) for my church potluck! this is definitely a lighter, healthier version! i shall have to make this next time when i am planning! 🙂

  12. This looks delicious. That pepper adds a wondeful zip!

  13. gingerbreadbagels says:

    This pasta looks incredible! It has so many of my favorite flavors. I’ll definitely be trying this out. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂


  15. Cathy says:

    Just made this tonight, so easy and yummy. Used whole grain pasta. Thank you for the recipe!

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