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Amatriciana Pasta with Chicken (or Chicken Fettuccine with Blush Tomato Sauce)

Amatriciana Pasta with Chicken (or Chicken Fettuccine with Blush Tomato Sauce). A simple but delicious chicken and pasta dish that you can make any day of the week or even to serve at a dinner party.

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Amatriciana Pasta with chicken & bacon.

Before I get any Italians riled up out there I know full well that this is not an authentic Americana Pasta Sauce recipe, which can be actually much simpler. In fact this one s based upon a chain restaurant version that I first had many years ago.

I’m not a big fan of chain restaurants but I was obliged to go there with a group of co-workers and this looked like the most interesting thing on the menu.

Kalamata Olives in a white bowl.

I love Kalamata Olives. in this recipe but you can omit them if you choose.

To be honest, it wasn’t bad. Still, as I always do, I set out to make it even better at home….and succeeded.

A selection of edible mushrooms including: Portabello, Shitake, wild mushroom, Grey Oyster, Yellow Oyster, Eryngi and Black Poplar.

Use any mushroom you like or a combination of two or more. If you don’t like mushrooms it’s perfrctly foine to leave them out as well.

The smokiness of the bacon, the sweetness of the tomatoes & peppers, the slight saltiness of the capers and olives plus the added richness of the cream to the sauce all combine to make one delicious dish.

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Amatriciana Pasta 2017 photo.

This one is in my personal favourite Top Ten pasta dishes. I love the smokiness of the bacon in the tomato herb sauce and the richness of a little added cream as well.

Chicken Amatriciana photo of one serving with a red checkered napkin and basil garnish

Amatriciana Pasta with chicken & bacon.

This recipe is as impressive enough for dinner guests but is so good you’ll likely make it more often as a regular family supper. It certainly has made many, many appearances at our family dinner table.

Deboned chicken breasts for Chicken Parmesan Lasagna.

Deboned chicken breasts for Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets.

NOTE

I like to debone my own chicken breasts so that I can roast the bones and skins for stock later. I freeze them until I have enough to cover a baking sheet then use the instructions in my post on making Chicken Stock here. 

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Originally published Jan 22 2008.

Chicken Amatriciana close up photo of a single serving on a white plate
Yield: 6 or more servings

Amatriciana Pasta with Chicken (or Chicken Fettuccine with Blush Tomato Sauce)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Amatriciana Pasta with Chicken (or Chicken Fettuccine with Blush Tomato Sauce) - a simple but delicious chicken and pasta dish that you can make any day of the week or even to serve at a dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4-6 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 8 strips crisp cooked smoked bacon crumbled
  • 2 19- ounce cans roma tomatoes I puree tomatoes in the food processor
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Basil or Oregano, chopped or half that amount dried
  • 1 large diced tomato
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • ½ cup kalamata olives pitted and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper or to taste for seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste for seasoning
  • 1 tsp chill flakes or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons capers roughly chopped
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan Romano, or Asiago Cheese
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds fresh fettuccine

Instructions

  1. Flatten the chicken breasts to about a half inch thickness. Season both sides with salt and pepper
  2. Grill chicken breasts on the barbeque or pan fry them in the olive oil.
  3. Cook your chicken breasts in advance and slice or dice them and set aside. I have even cooked them the day before and used them cold out of the fridge.
  4. Add about 3 tbsp olive oil to a large dutch oven over medium low heat.
  5. Next, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add tomato sauce, brown sugar, fresh basil or oregano, bacon, peppers, tomato, olives, chilli flakes, salt and pepper to taste. I like lots of pepper in this recipe.
  7. Simmer this sauce, uncovered, for 20 minutes, add whipping cream and simmer for 5 minutes more.
  8. Add the chicken to the sauce and simmer for 5 more minutes, uncovered.
  9. Stir in the parmesan cheese and remove from heat.
  10. Serve over cooked linguine, or fettuccine, and top with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese.

Notes


The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

large serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 826Saturated Fat 13gCholesterol 195mgSodium 1309mgCarbohydrates 70gFiber 5gSugar 11gProtein 46g
 
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Gail

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Wonderful pasta dish for either turkey breast or chicken breasts and even thighs, even if the meat had already been roasted previously - just add near the end to heat through and flavours to meld as the recipe says. The neighbours also loved the dish. This dish could also be under Barry's category using leftovers. Thanks again for a five star recipe.

Barry C. Parsons

Tuesday 25th of June 2019

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it.

2pots2cook

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

Perfect flavours ! Grazie milla ! Tornero !

Mary Jo

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

whar are the capers for and when do you add them?

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