Spicy Chicken Pasta with Bacon and Peas – easy weeknight dinner recipe that uses basic ingredients, found in any kitchen. If you want to make something new and delicious with bacon, chicken, and peas – try this pasta recipe! You won’t be disappointed!
The spicy creamy sauce is made with garlic, tomato sauce, cream, mozzarella cheese, basil, and crushed red pepper flakes. I use short pasta – penne, because the sauce coats each piece of short pasta, so you get more creamy goodness with each bite.
Making this spicy chicken pasta is easy! Here is how you cook it:
STEP 1. COOK CHICKEN.
Use skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Slice them up, season them generously with salt, dried basil, and red pepper flakes and cook in olive oil in a large skillet.
STEP 2. COOK PASTA AND PEAS.
In the mean time cook the pasta and the peas in a separate pan.
STEP 3. MAKE THE CREAM SAUCE
In the same pan where you cooked chicken, make the cream sauce. Here is how you do it. Cook minced garlic with red pepper flakes in olive oil, then add tomato sauce, dried basil and bring to boil. Then add shredded Mozzarella cheese and stir until it melts. Finally, while the sauce simmers, add heavy cream and stir to combine.
STEP 4. COMBINE EVERYTHING
Then, you just combine everything together: add cooked and rinsed pasta, cooked peas, cooked chicken, and cooked bacon to the pan with the sauce and mix to combine.