A quick and easy recipe that even a college student budget can handle! Its festive look makes it a perfect fall dish for the veggie avoiders in your family, whether they be kids or kids at heart!

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken strips; cook and stir until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

  • Reduce heat under skillet to medium; add onion, orange bell pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, dried basil, and red pepper flakes to skillet. Cook and stir until onions are translucent and peppers are softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce; heat for about 2 minutes. Add chicken; cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Portion cooked pasta into bowls; spoon chicken and sauce mixture on top.

Cook's Notes:

To cut down on time, I often use jarred garlic that has already been minced. Pre-cooked chicken can also be used by the time-conscious chef and is generally found in the lunch meat section of the grocery store.

For extra health points, choose whole-wheat pasta.

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; 7.7 g total fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 521 mg sodium. 94.1 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2018
This is a quick and easy recipe as described. I followed the recipe pretty closely. I added a splash of red wine at the end which added some richness. We really enjoyed it for a weeknight dinner. I was looking for a recipe to use some of our garden bounty of peppers. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2018
This is a quick and easy recipe as described. I followed the recipe pretty closely. I added a splash of red wine at the end which added some richness. We really enjoyed it for a weeknight dinner. I was looking for a recipe to use some of our garden bounty of peppers. Perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2018
This is a quick and easy recipe as described. I followed the recipe pretty closely. I added a splash of red wine at the end which added some richness. We really enjoyed it for a weeknight dinner. I was looking for a recipe to use some of our garden bounty of peppers. Perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2017
Very easy and tasty. I think I cut back on the pepper just a bit and I am glad I did.. nice bite to it. I tried it chunky and then pureed it as well. Good both ways. I found a cute pumpkin shaped pasta so I used that Read More
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