Pinterest Recipe: Spicy Chicken Pasta

Pinterest has revolutionized my menu and meal planning!

One of our recent favorite pasta finds has been Spicy Chicken Rigatoni from

Here is the recipe with my own spin!!!

Buca Di Beppo’s Spicy Chicken Pasta


  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 Tbs crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbs chopped garlic
  • 6 oz chicken, sliced (I use 12oz of pre-cooked chicken from Trader Joes or Half a Rotisserie Chicken chopped into quarter sized pieces)
  • 3/4 cup. 1 Jar Marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup  1/2 Jar Alfredo sauce
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/4 cup 1/2 bag of frozen peas
  • 1 lb  1 Box Rigatoni (or tube) pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • additional 1/2 t crushed red pepper (for garnish)


  • 1
    In a sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add crushed red pepper, salt, black pepper and garlic and sauté just long enough for garlic to caramelize and red pepper to release flavor into the oil. Add sliced chicken and sauté briefly to coat in spices and garlic.
  • 2
    Add Marinara Sauce first and then Alfredo Sauce and bring to a simmer. Cook until sauce thickens slightly and chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°. Turn off flame, add butter and peas and incorporate into sauce.
  • 3
    Drop cooked pasta in boiling water for 3 seconds. Let drain for 15 seconds. Toss with the sauce. Place pasta and sauce in pasta bowl, reserving the majority of the chicken to be placed on top of the pasta. Using a rubber spatula, scrape any remaining sauce from the pan to the pasta. Garnish with crushed red pepper and serve.

I hope you enjoy this find as much as we have!!!

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