Not a recipe for people on a diet - chicken, sausage, and penne is baked in a creamy tomato sauce. I cook the meats, pasta, and sauce all at the same time, but it can be done individually and refrigerated before baking it in the oven.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.

  • Heat the oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook until firm and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the bell pepper and chorizo and cook for 5 minutes until the chorizo is hot and the chicken is no longer pink in the center. Remove from heat.

  • Pour the tomato puree, cream, and red pepper flakes into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Add drained pasta and sauce to the skillet containing the chicken and mix well. Spoon the mixture into an oven proof dish. Sprinkle the Cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese over the top. Bake 30 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

885 calories; 36.5 g total fat; 215 mg cholesterol; 955 mg sodium. 62.3 g carbohydrates; 74.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (53)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2007
A tasty recipe that makes great leftovers. I used milk instead of the heavy cream to lighten it up a bit. Nice flavor and easy to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
I had left over chicken and chorizo in the freezer and was trying to find something quick to make with it; this recipe fit the bill. The only thing I did differently was to cook the tomato sauce and cream in the same pot with the chicken and chorizo in an effort to have one less pot to clean. I also used less cheese than the recipe called for. It worked out great. This was a unique tasting dish. Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2007
A tasty recipe that makes great leftovers. I used milk instead of the heavy cream to lighten it up a bit. Nice flavor and easy to make. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2007
A tasty recipe that makes great leftovers. I used milk instead of the heavy cream to lighten it up a bit. Nice flavor and easy to make. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2008
FYI: Chorizo has an interesting taste if you have never eaten it. I cooked mine up the night before making this recipe. I actually made it and then wasn't sure what to do with it. Yay for All Recipes! This was great! I changed it up just a little bit: I used milk instead of the cream red AND green pepper shrimp instead of chicken and one 6oz can of tomato paste mixed with 1/2 cup water then added just a little spaghetti sauce with the milk and the red pepper flakes. YUM! We will definitely have this again. I loved it with shrimp and will throw in more next time. Husband liked it too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2011
This was a good pasta dish. I would cook the chicken a little less than instructed because we thought the chicken was dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2009
I did this recipe kind of ma way lol So i used Italian sausage cuz that's what i had also replace cream for milk and instead of tomatoes puree i used marinara sauce and cherry tomatoes and a hint of merlot which was the kick of my sauce while cooking chicken added the bell peppers plus a little cilantro&Garlic and only used provolone cheese and Pecorino Romano..It came out Delicious!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2008
It was a tasty meal I might make it again but would probably tweak it more. Definitely was not a spicy dish (and I added a lot more red pepper flakes). I also seasoned it was Spanish Paprika and Cilantro. I used shrimp instead of chicken. I added an entire onion an additional green bell pepper used heavy cream because that's what I had on hand and mixed in cheese before layering the top with the cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2008
I used vegetarian chorizo and milk instead of light cream. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2011
I thought this was pretty good. I think next time I will use less chicken and more chorizo. It wasn't really spicy and I felt the chicken was pretty bland. All in all not a bad dish. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2009
This was much better than I expected it to be! I had never eaten chorizo before and I discovered we really like it. I think this dish could use a little something extra a few more ingredients with more flavor. I added sauteed onion and used roasted red pepper because it's what I had on hand. Also used milk instead of cream. I might just throw in a few spices next time when the chicken is cooking. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2009
My husband and kids really enjoyed this hearty dish. Great for using up left over chicken/chorizo. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
I had left over chicken and chorizo in the freezer and was trying to find something quick to make with it; this recipe fit the bill. The only thing I did differently was to cook the tomato sauce and cream in the same pot with the chicken and chorizo in an effort to have one less pot to clean. I also used less cheese than the recipe called for. It worked out great. This was a unique tasting dish. Read More
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