Auguri to Mary Ann Holm, who won the random drawing for a digital copy of SimpleItaly Loves Chicken.
Grazie to all who commented on the post to enter the sweepstakes. To thank you, here’s a recipe from the e-book.
Rigatoni and Chicken all’Amatriciana
Serves 4 to 6
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 ounces thinly sliced pancetta or bacon, cut in slivers
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper + extra for garnish
1 pound dried rigatoni
Grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Set a covered large pot of water over high heat.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the pancetta. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until the pancetta starts to crisp. Add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until golden.
Scrape the pancetta and onion to one side. Add the chicken in a single layer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes, or until no longer pink.
Add the tomatoes, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and more pepper if needed.
When the water boils, add 1 tablespoon salt and the rigatoni. Stir. Cover and return to the boil. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Drain the rigatoni.
Add the rigatoni to the skillet. Toss to coat. Add a bit of cooking water, if needed, to
loosen the sauce. Garnish with cheese and more crushed red pepper at the table.