Pepperoncini Pasta with Grilled Chicken

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While I planning a meal for after church on Sunday, my eye spotted a jar of pepperoncini peppers hiding in the back of the pantry.  I had bought them to make Italian Beef Sandwiches, but decided they would be great in a pasta dish.  I decided to go with a very light broth, as opposed to the cream sauces I often make for pasta.  The piquant taste of the pepper added spice and flavor.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 1 box bowtie pasta or other shape
  • boneless chicken breasts or tenders – 1 lb.
  • seasoned salt, homemade or store-bought
  • olive oil for sautéing
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can Fire Roasted diced tomatoes or regular diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.  Sprinkle the chicken with seasoned salt and grill outdoors.

In a skillet, heat the oil and sauté the onion and garlic until tender.  Add the green pepper and cook until tender-crisp.  Stir in the other ingredients, except the cheese.  Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and let simmer for a few minutes while the pasta and chicken finish cooking.  Stir the sauce together with the finished pasta.  Serve with the grilled chicken and top with cheese.

Makes about 8-10 servings.

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  1. This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it.

  2. Looks good – great photo!

  3. My two daughters are suddenly big fans of pepperoncini peppers so I think they’d like this as much as your fabulous creamy pasta with broccoli and cauliflower! I’ll give it a try soon. Thanks!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    A friend of mine makes this and gave me the recipe! Yum!


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