Penne with Chili, Chicken, and Prawns Recipe -
Penne with Chili, Chicken, and Prawns Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Penne with Chili, Chicken, and Prawns

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"A lovely spicy, EASY, fresh, tomatoey pasta dish with lots of kick! Pasta, chicken, bacon, and shrimp combined with chili come together as my all time favourite pasta dish! I have estimated the ingredients, as I usually just throw it all together."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. Place chicken, bacon, and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook 10 minutes, until bacon is evenly brown and chicken juices run clear. Drain grease.
  3. Mix pasta sauce into skillet. Continue cooking until sauce is heated through. Mix in shrimp. Cook 2 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque. Stir in chile pepper. Toss with cooked pasta and 1/2 the Parmesan cheese just before serving. Garnish with remaining Parmesan.
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May 27, 2005

Really great flavor and very easy. My only changes was to use pancetta instead of bacon, added some Italian seasoning to the chicken. Next time I will probably only use half a jar of the sauce since it was a little much for only 1/2 lb of pasta.

Sep 08, 2005

This dish is fabulous!! Love the kick of the spicy sauce and the chili peppers. Plus, having chicken, shrimp and bacon in the same dish is a great combination. This also works well with Asiago cheese instead of the Parm.


7 Ratings

Mar 17, 2009

This has become a staple in my home. Everybody loves it!

Jan 25, 2011

This was good and spicy! Very tasty and satisfying -reminded me of a jambalaya over pasta.

May 16, 2012

Oh, this is sooo DELICIOUS!!!! This made plenty of sauce for a whole pound of pasta, so I went with that. I did use about 1 pound of chicken and almost 1 pound of shrimp (just to use it up). After I poured in the sauce, I thought it was a bit too thick, so I added a little water to the jar, closed it and shook it to 'clean' it out, and poured that in too. The flavors are really, REALLY good, and everything seems to compliment each other nicely! This is definitly gonna be a repeat recipe in our house~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Dec 20, 2012

Simple and delicious - everybody loves it! We left the shrimp out for the folks who don't care for it - good either way.


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  • Calories
  • 585 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.5 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 153 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 45.9 g
  • 92%
  • Sodium
  • 1152 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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