Spaghetti Arrabbiata – Italian Pasta with Diced Chicken

Spaghetti arrabbiata is a classic red sauce Italian pasta recipe made with tomato sauce, thin pasta and diced chicken (optional). However, it is a widely eaten as main course. Spaghetti arrabbiata is a dish that originated in Roam, Italy. As a matter of fact, Italy is a country known for its wide variety of pasta. According to Wikipedia, the word arrabbiata literally translates to the word “angry” or “mad”. For one thing, we can make this delicious, spicy and tasty tomato sauce using garlic and tomatoes. Today, I am going to teach you how to make your own spaghetti and top this dish with mouth-watering and juicy diced chicken.

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Types of Pasta – Spaghetti sisters

Since we are making Spaghetti Arrabbiata, I think it is important for us to speak of the different kinds of Italian pasta we can make with this red sauce. There are over 27 types of Italian pasta you can use this tomato sauce with. For example, Penne is one of the most popular Italian pasta. According to Wikipedia, the word penne literally translates to “feather”. Penne Is a unique cylindrical pasta. Equally popular, the next type of pasta that I would like to mention is fusilli pasta. Although, It is a twisted pasta, it has a unique and fun shape to it. At the same time, another popular pasta that is widely used is macaroni. Everyone has eaten Mac and Cheese at least once in their life. In the meantime, If not, You should defiantly give it a try.

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Now, let us talk about our star pasta in this dish – Spaghetti Arrabbiata, The Spaghetti is a long thin, solid pasta. It is a widely eaten food in Italy. Although, this Italian pasta is eaten with diced chicken and red sauce or can be made in many other ways. One of the common ways to make spaghetti is carbonara or Bolognese.

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Spaghetti Arrabbiata

Spaghetti Arrabbiata

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Equipment Required

  • 1 Pasta maker optional
  • 1 Blender

Ingredients

For making the spaghetti

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 4 tbsp oil (preferably olive oil )
  • 3 eggs

For making the red sauce

  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tbsp salt (Add to taste )

For making spaghetti arrabbiata

  • 1 tbsp oil (preferably olive oil )
  • 250 grams diced chicken

Instructions

For making the spaghetti

  • Initially, you will be needing a bowl to make knead the dough or you can do it on a clean kitchen counter top. First, take the flour add ½ tbsp of salt and whisk it well.
  • Then, add 3 eggs and knead the mixture into a dough. use flour to coat the surface of the counter top to avoid sticking.
  • After the dough is made, let it rest for minimum of 30 minutes or you can leave it for 24 hours. More the better.
  • Now take the dough and divide it into medium sized parts. Now, flatten it using a rolling pin. If you have a spaghetti maker you can use it to flatten your dough into a thin sheet. if not, you can roll it using a rolling pin.
  • After the dough is flat, cut it into thin slices (though it is not called spaghetti now, we can still make delicious red sauce pasta with it) or add it to the spaghetti maker to get thin long pasta.
  • Next, refrigerate the pasta for 20 minutes.
  • Now, Take a pot and add 5 cups of water to it. next add pinch of salt and 2 tbsp of oil to it. next, add in your pasta and cook it until its Al Dante. or you can try to squish it with your hand and it if it is cooked properly.
  • Now strain the cooked pasta and follow the next steps!

For making the red sauce

  • First, Take a pan, add 1 tbsp of oil, ½ cup of onions, 2 tbsp of chilli flakes and chopped garlic cloves to it. fry the onions until they are golden brown.
  • Now, add the tomatoes and cook them until they are done and nicely crushed.
  • Next, add some salt to taste and use an hand blender to blend. of you like the texture of the sauce as it is, you can skip this step.

For making spaghetti arrabbiata

  • Now, Take a pan and add 1 tbsp of oil to it.
  • Next, add the diced chicken and fry it until it is golden brown. season it with salt and paprika as per your preference.

Assembly

  • Take the cooked pasta into a bowl, add the red sauce on top of it and then some diced chicken to it. You can top it off with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Enjoy the delicious Italian pasta!
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How to make Spaghetti Arrabbiata

Equipment Required

  • 1 Pasta maker optional 
  • 1 Blender

Ingredients for making spaghetti arrabbiata

List of items for making the spaghetti 

Ingredients for making the red/spaghetti arrabbiata sauce 

  • ½ cup chopped onions 
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup water 
  • 4-5 cloves garlic 
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tbsp salt (Add to taste )

Ingredients for spaghetti arrabbiata

  • 1 tbsp oil (preferably olive oil )
  • 250 grams of diced chicken 

Instructions

How to make spaghetti 

  • Initially, you will be needing a bowl to make knead the dough or you can do it on a clean kitchen countertop. First, take the flour add ½ tbsp of salt and whisk it well.
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  • Then, add 3 eggs and knead the mixture into a dough. use flour to coat the surface of the countertop to avoid sticking.
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  • Let the dough rest for a minimum of 30 minutes. You can leave it for 24 hours maximum. In short, the more the better. 
  • Now take the dough and divide it into medium-sized parts. Now, flatten it using a rolling pin. If you have a spaghetti maker you can use it to flatten your dough into a thin sheet. if not, you can roll it using a rolling pin. 
Spaghetti-Arrabbiata-Red-sauce-pasta-Italian-Pasta-Tomato-Sauce-Diced-chicken
  • After the dough is flat, cut it into thin slices (though it is not called spaghetti now, we can still make delicious red sauce pasta with it). You can add it to the spaghetti maker to get thin long pasta. 
  • Next, refrigerate the pasta for 20 minutes. 
cutting dough
  • Take a pot and add 5 cups of water to it. Next, add a pinch of salt and 2 tbsp of oil to it. Next, add in your pasta and cook it until it’s Al Dante. However, you can try to squish it with your hand and check if it is cooked properly. 
boiling
  • Now strain the cooked pasta and follow the next steps! 

How to make the red sauce 

  • Firstly, Take a pan, add 1 tbsp of oil, ½ cup of onions, 2 tbsp of chilli flakes and chopped garlic cloves to it. fry the onions until they are golden brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook them until they are done and nicely crushed. 
  • Next, add some salt to taste and use a hand blender to blend. If you like the texture of the sauce as it is, you can skip this step. 

Steps for making spaghetti arrabbiata 

  • Now, Take a pan and add 1 tbsp of oil to it. 
  • Next, add the diced chicken and fry it until it is golden brown. season it with salt and paprika as per your preference. 

Assembly 

  • Take the cooked pasta into a bowl, add the red sauce on top of it and then some diced chicken to it. You can top it off with extra virgin olive oil. 
  • Enjoy the delicious Italian pasta!

Conclusion and tips for making spaghetti arrabbiata

It is important to note that though there are many types of pasta you can make this with, only a few of them blend well. For instance, using macaroni with red tomato sauce may not be great. I suggest you use penne or fusilli pasta if you do not like spaghetti. However, you can use canned tomatoes if you do not want to use fresh tomatoes. On one hand, fresh tomatoes can give you a different flavour than canned tomatoes. I strongly suggest you use fresh tomatoes. You can store the sauce in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator to use later. However, the freshly made sauce has a different flavour to it.

When making the pasta, do not forget to add oil to the water or else your pasta might stick to the pot. always season the pasta with a pinch of salt. You can grate fresh Parmesan cheese on top of the dish before serving. The cheese gives it a nice texture and flavour. Please try out this recipe and let me know in the comments If you like it!

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