Monday, October 3, 2016

Spicy Chicken Pasta

It's time to say Goodbye Curtis! at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC). We have cooked with Curtis for six months and it's time to change to another new selected chef. But we will definitely be visiting Curtis again in our Potluck Weeks. Our new selected chef for the next six months is Heidi Swanson, with vegetarian recipes. Please do join us, full details at IHCC, here.

To say Goodbye Curtis! I've made one of his many pasta recipes, Spicy Chicken Pasta. He made it with turkey and the dish is originally called Spicy Turkey Pasta. But minced turkey is not easily available here, so I have used chicken instead.

A simple and easy dish to cook. I have added about 1/4 cup of tomato puree which I wanted to use up. And have used more chilli flakes than the recipe calls for.

Spicy Chicken Pasta
(adapted from, Curtis Stone)
2 tablespoon olive oil
500gm turkey mince (I used chicken mince)
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
100gm semi-dried tomatoes, cut into thirds (from the deli)
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
80gm Mediterranean pitted olives, cut in half (from the deli)
400gm can whole peeled Italian tomatoes, finely chopped
350gm penne pasta
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup tomato puree (my addition)

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium to high heat. Brown turkey mince, breaking up any large chunks. Add onion and garlic and cook for 4 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Add semi-dried tomatoes, water, olives, dried chilli flakes and tomatoes. Season to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to packet directions.
To serve, toss pasta with sauce and divide evenly among 4 bowls.

I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs, theme for this week
"Hoorio Curtis!" (Goodbye Curtis!)


  1. Sounds very good Joyce, something I'd like to whip up for our dinner. Aloha, Claudia

  2. Curtis has so many fantastic pasta dishes in his books. Pasta with spicy chicken sounds as good as any other.

  3. Pasta is always a favourite. This one sounds very flavourful, especially with those olives added.

  4. The recipe sounds wonderful, Joyce! Love pasta any time of year.

  5. I really love pasta,lovely recipe,thanks for sharing.

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