Rasta Pasta


While on vacation, we visited a restaurant where they prepared this delicious dish while we watched. Here is my interpretation of this colorful dish Mon.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound penne pasta

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun-style blackened seasoning

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 (24 ounce) jars meatless spaghetti sauce


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until tender but still firm, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces; cook and stir until browned. Season with blackened seasoning, and remove the chicken from the wok and set aside.

  3. Melt the remaining butter in the wok over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion; cook and stir until fragrant and beginning to brown. Add the green, red and yellow pepper strips, and season with red pepper flakes, curry powder, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the peppers are hot. Return the chicken to the wok and pour in the spaghetti sauce. Heat through and serve over pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

457 Calories
10g Fat
68g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 457
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1107mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 858mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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