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Spicy Chicken Recipe

"I serve this zippy chicken with plenty of sour cream and full glasses of milk to calm the bite," comments Donna Michaelis of Madison, Wisconsin. "It's a super way to stay toasty on blustery autumn days."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 16 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, saute the onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir in the broth, tomato sauce, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, cayenne and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large resealable plastic bag, combine the salt, garlic powder, pepper, basil and cumin; mix well. Add chicken and toss to coat. In a skillet, saute chicken in remaining butter until juices run clear. Add chicken to tomato sauce; simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 3. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Top with chicken mixture. Garnish with sour cream. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 472 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 1,684 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.