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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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. Place penne pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

585 calories; 16.5 g total fat; 153 mg cholesterol; 1152 mg sodium. 56.5 g carbohydrates; 45.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
This has become a staple in my home. Everybody loves it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
This was good and spicy! Very tasty and satisfying -reminded me of a jambalaya over pasta. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2012
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.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2012
Simple and delicious - everybody loves it! We left the shrimp out for the folks who don't care for it - good either way. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2016
I liked it but next time I would either cook the bacon alone until crispier or use pancetta. Also needs some other spices. But I will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2017
great recipe nice change to oridinary pasta sauce. will definatley make again. thanks for the recipe Read More