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Roasted Pepper Chicken Penne Recipe

Roasted Pepper Chicken Penne Recipe

My husband calls me an aerobic cook because I can make this Italian dish in just 30 minutes. No one will accuse you of cutting corners. It tastes like it's been simmering deliciously for hours. —Regina Cowles, Boulder, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


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


  • 1. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag; add vinegar. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil for 1 minute. Drain and discard vinegar. Add chicken to skillet; cook for 4-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  • 3. Stir in the tomatoes, red peppers, broth, Italian seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 424 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.

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hchambers User ID: 7140928 265220
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2017

"This dish was good. I added some red pepper flakes to give it a bit of a kick. I also melted some fresh mozzarella on top."

danielle_lyn User ID: 6139954 261939
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2017

"My husband and I really liked this dish. I do see where others say this is bland by following the recipe as stated. The sauce definitely needs to cook longer than stated to develop more flavor, at least 15-20 minutes of simmering. Also don't toss out the extra balsamic. It will enhance the flavor by using it all, when browning the chicken. I did have to add a bit more seasoning to taste and added a dash of red pepper flakes. But overall this was a nice flavorful dish. It was really good with wheat pasta to make it healthier. Serve with a nice crusty bread to dip in the extra sauce and a salad for a nice dinner. Thank you for the recipe! I will make again!"

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 170560
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"This was good with the additional ingredients of red pepper & garlic powder. I even doused it with sirracha on my own plate for added flavor. I can see how people would find this bland. Not sure how it was a contest winner. The child picked out all the roasted pepper. For adults, this may join the 5 star rank with some Kalamata olives."

marciedarciestuff User ID: 3221145 101764
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"It seemed to be missing something. Bland."

hcs2008 User ID: 4065493 99633
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"Delicious!!!! I was soo pleased with this meal! Second time I made it I added some artichoke hearts ... YUMM!

This is definately a keeper!"

dehaan5 User ID: 3867451 135820
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"we added mushrooms to the recipe, and it is one of our favorites!"

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 135819
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2008

"This dish was good but needed something to give it a litle zip. Next time I'll try the above suggestions with red pepper flakes and pepper."

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