Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chicken Fra Diavolo

When I started blogging I followed two blogs very closely- ...and a Cookie for Dessert and Lauren's Kitchen. They were both local girls who cooked food very similar to what I enjoyed, so I read along and decided, "Hey, I bet I could blog like they do!" Thanks to the two of them I began this little ol' piece of the internet right here. They have both since stopped blogging (grrrr) but somewhere along the line I was fortunate enough to meet them in person and go from just internet stalking them to being their friend in real life. We get together several times a year for dinner and always go to the same place. Last time I was there I got chicken fra diavolo and was obsessed. It was so spicy and creamy, but not heavy. I loved it so much that I felt I needed to make it again- immediately. I ended up making it a week later and I'll tell you... my remake was pretty close! John and I both greatly enjoyed this dinner. I think this is one of those meals I will make again...and again... and again!

Source: Inspired by Brio

1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
Green onion, sliced
1/2 pound campanelle pasta (or any tube pasta)
1/2 pound grilled chicken (mine was marinaded in lemon juice and Italian seasonings), sliced

1- In a large skillet heat the oil. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, cooking until fragrant, 3-4 minutes.
2- Add the tomato sauce and allow to cook over a low heat for about 15 minutes.
3- Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to packaging directions.
4- Stir in the cream and cook an additional 10 minutes over medium/low heat.
5- Toss in the cooked pasta and grilled chicken. Allow to heat altogether for about 5 minutes.
6- Top with sliced green onion. Serve hot.


  1. My mouth is watering. I have to make this, thanks for sharing!

  2. Your remake looks better than the original!! Can't wait to try it. Let's plan our next date soon! Sorry about the dead blog. :P

  3. This looks so good!! Plus it uses a fun shape of pasta, which I love! Haha