About this recipe:This Italian chicken pasta dish is simple to make and tastes fantastic. Breaded chicken is tossed with pasta in a spicy tomato sauce. Enjoy with garlic bread and a side salad, if desired.
125ml olive oil, divided
6 cloves garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon crushed chillies
2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes with onion and garlic
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
350g dried penne pasta
1 teaspoon garlic granules
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
450g mini chicken fillets
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:40min › Ready in:1hr
Heat 1/2 of the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for a few minutes. Sprinkle in crushed chillies and saute for another minute. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, passata and add the basil. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add penne and cook for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain.
In a small bowl, beat eggs with a fork. Place breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. Stir the garlic granules, salt and pepper into the breadcrumbs. Dip chicken into the egg, then press into the breadcrumbs until completely coated.
Heat remaining olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry chicken for about 5 minutes per side or until the coating is a nice dark brown color.
Remove chicken and cut into slices. Toss the chicken slices into the sauce and simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir in the cooked penne, simmer for a few more minutes to soak up the flavour, then serve.