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Smoky/Spicy Chicken Pasta

  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 pound shredded cooked chicken, about 1.5 cups (see above for how to poach it yourself)
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion or 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • crushed red pepper and salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 13 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound penne pasta, cooked to package directions
  • parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Bring a large pot to medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the carrot and a sprinkle of salt. Cook for 2 minutes, then add the onion.
  2. Stir the veggies together. When the onion has slightly softened, after about 3 minutes, add the garlic, smoked paprika, and crushed red pepper to your taste.
  3. Stir together for 1 minute, then add the wine. Allow the wine to reduce by half, the add the tomato products.
  4. Stir the sauce and taste - add more salt or crushed red pepper to your taste. Stir in the chicken and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or so, if you'd like.
  5. Before serving, stir the cooked pasta in to the sauce. Serve topped with parmesan cheese.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15


  • Serving Size: 4