Monday, August 18, 2008

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti was a new recipe this week. I originally wanted to try a spaghetti recipe to see James getting messy with it but this one ended up being too spicy to give him. Oops. I left out the olives for Mark but otherwise kept it the same. This is not for the faint of heart. We love spicy but this was making our eyes water!

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
10 chicken tenderloins
salt and pepper to taste
1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (10 ounce) can whole black olives, drained
1/4 cup canned jalapeno pepper slices, undrained
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
1 tablespoon butter

1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the skillet, season with salt and pepper, and cook 6 minutes on each side, until juices run clear. Set aside, and keep warm.
2. In a large pot, mix spaghetti sauce, tomatoes with liquid, red bell pepper, corn, olives, and jalapenos. Bring to a boil, and season with garlic powder, onion powder, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Place chicken in the pot. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, and cook 2 to 4 minutes, until al dente. Drain, transfer to a bowl, and toss with remaining olive oil and butter. Spoon the sauce over the pasta to serve.

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