• Nicole Kuhn

Italian Chicken Spaghetti With Red Wine Sauce

This recipe for Italian Chicken Spaghetti with Red Wine Sauce is absolutely delicious, but requires a decent amount of time to prepare and cook- especially, if you are making the stewed tomatoes from scratch.Though well worth the wait, be sure to begin cooking about 1 and a half to 2 hours prior to when you want to serve it.


 

ITALIAN CHICKEN SPAGHETTI WITH RED WINE SAUCE

 

PREP: 15 min. COOK: 1-1.5 hr. TOTAL: 1.45 to 2 hr.

 

INGREDIENTS:

for the Italian chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts

  • 1-2 tsp. olive oil

  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning

  • salt and pepper

for the red wine sauce:

  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage (I used hot pork game sausage that I already had)

  • 1 sweet onion, chopped

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 (28 oz.) jar stewed tomatoes (I made mine from scratch- recipe below)

  • 1 cup full-bodied red wine

  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (if using dried, use 1/3 of the amount)

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped (if using dried, use 1/3 of the amount)

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped (if using dried, use 1/3 of the amount)

  • kosher salt & pepper to taste

  • 1 lb. spagetti noodles

for the stewed tomatoes (if making from scratch):

  • 5 beef or Roma tomatoes

  • 1/8 cup of green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley

INSTRUCTIONS:

for the stewed tomatoes:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then plunge tomatoes in for 30 seconds. Remove and put in an ice bath.

  • Peel the tomatoes and discard the skins.

  • Dice tomatoes tomatoes to desired size.

  • In a large pot on medium heat, combine all of the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.

for the Italian chicken:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Coat chicken breasts with olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  • Place on a foil lined tray and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

  • Let chicken rest for a few minutes and then chop it into cubes. Set aside.

for the red wine sauce:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat, brown ground Italian sausage (or spicy sausage of choice). Set aside.

  • Add a small amount of oil to the pan and saute garlic and onion until tender.

  • Add stewed tomatoes, tomato paste and wine. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

  • Using a potato masher or fork, slightly mash large chunks of tomato until smooth.

  • Reduce heat to low and add the cubed chicken, sausage, and fresh herbs. Simmer for 1 hour.

  • Boil spaghetti noodles according to package.

  • Serve sauce over noodles and enjoy!

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