Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Spicy Chicken Pasta

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for a Spicy Chicken Pasta. A few weeks ago, I wanted a quick pasta dish but with a little spice. So I decided to use up a spicy pasta sauce I had in the cupboard, and add chicken and vegetables to it. It turned out really well topped with grated cheese, and was the ultimate comfort food since it was really cold on that day.

A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Sweetcorn
2. Dolmio Spicy Bolognese Sauce
3. Salt and Pepper
4. Vegetable Oil
5. Pasta 
6. Onion
7. Red Bell Pepper
8. Green Bell Pepper
9. Boneless Chicken Pieces
10. Red Chilli Powder
11. Dried Oregano
12. Cheddar cheese
13. Water

Bismillah, let's start!

Boil a large pan of salted water, and add 2 mugs pasta. Cook according to packet instructions. You can use any pasta you like - I used a large rigatoni. 
Once the pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.

Take 1 large peeled and sliced onion.

Heat a few tablespoons vegetable oil, and add the sliced onions.

Stir-fry until golden brown.

Add 1 pound boneless chicken pieces.

Stir-fry the chicken until it turns white.

For the spices, take:
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano

Add the spices to the pan.

Stir until the chicken is coated in the spices.

Add 1/2 cup water.

Stir-fry on medium heat until the water has dried out.

Take 1 chopped red bell pepper.

And, 1 chopped green bell pepper.

Take 2 cups frozen sweetcorn, or you could use 1 whole tin of sweetcorn.

Add the chopped peppers and sweetcorn to the pan.

Cook for 3 minutes.

Next, take 1 jar of Dolmio Spicy Bolognese Sauce. Or you could any other pasta sauce you have - just add more spice.

Add the sauce to the pan.

Stir to combine.

Add 1/2 cup water, and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the cooked pasta.

Gently stir in.

Serve hot topped with grated Cheddar cheese! This dish will cheer up any gloomy and cold day - I hope you give it a try!


Spice Enthusiast


  1. wow looks real yummy and spicy...

  2. hi me and my mum have recently been looking through your blog it is absolutely amazing thankyou so much for the recipes x

  3. Ammaraah Hussain2 August 2015 at 15:17

    Just making this for the second time, yummy x Jazakallah for sharing sister x

  4. living in UK alone and knowing literally nothing about kitchen and cooking, your presentation motivated me to give it a try, thanks :)

    1. Thank you so much for leaving this comment - I'm really glad that my recipes have inspired you to cook more. Keep on cooking! :)

  5. Is this inspired by this recipe?

    Seems exactly the same.

    1. Yes, it is. I need to edit my older recipes with a full written recipe at the end and any inspired by / adapted from. :)

  6. Ammaraah Kantharia21 June 2016 at 20:41

    Salaam sister,
    Loving the blog, this recipe has become a staple in our house. In fact I've just cooked it for Iftari to have tonight.

    1. Wa alaikumus salaam! So glad you've been enjoying my blog. This recipe is one of my favourites too! I must make it again soon! :)

  7. Is this recipe suitable to take to work for a "bring-a-dish" gathering? Enough for six people, is it? Looks good.

    1. It would be perfect for a gathering. The recipe serves about four people.

  8. Hi sis, amazing recipe! just wanted to know how long the chicken pieces need to be cooked for? Thanks :)

    1. Thank you! Cook until they're cooked through - around 15 minutes.

  9. May Allah bless you sis, I've genuinely never made anything other than eggs before and I've now followed your stir fry recipe and your pasta bake recipe a couple of times and have earned rave reviews every single time so shukran for all your help and keep up the good work.

    1. Ameen! So glad you've enjoyed the stir fry and pasta. Thank you for all your kind words! :)

  10. lovely dish and enjoyed makingit

  11. Hello thank you for your recipes. What is an alternative to sauces while keeping the tomato flavour? I don't have any sauces and was wary of adding tomatoes in case it didn't come out right.

    1. You could try using tomato passata or even blended tinned tomatoes with a squeeze of tomato puree. Hope that helps!

  12. how much people does it serve?

  13. Just finished making and eating (most of) this. Very pleased with the result, thank you.

  14. I've just found your blog and have been browsing for ages! everything loos so delicious! I got married and moved into my own place recently and i have no idea of how to cook! i work 6 days a week so i don't even have the time to cook. I don't even like cooking because its so time consuming and difficult and i hate the idea of having to cook after a long day of work. But after reading your recipes i will definitely be trying to cook more often. I . love how each step is broken down and pictures are included. You have made it look so much less daunting. I can't wait to try! My husband will definitely be thank you :D

    1. Thank you so much for all your kind words. I really hope my recipes are of use to you!

  15. Salaam, I am another sister who has got married with very basic cooking skills! I came across your blog in the beginning of the year and you have changed my life and our dining experiences! Thank you so much, your recipes are so easy to follow, the pictures are so helpful and your step by step instructions help me everyday. Thank you ��

    1. So glad my blog has been helpful to you. Thank you for all your kind words.

  16. Salaam - Quick question, if I wanted to double the amount, do I also double the spices?
    At tempting this for Iftaar :)

  17. Can you use sphagetti pasta instead, how much grams for this recipe? :)


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