Chicken Capellini Capricciosi

Recipe printed from Jenn's Food Journey, adapted from One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
6 slices of bacon, diced
1 large clove or two small cloves of garlic, minced
12 peperoncini, drained, seeded and chopped
1 14.5oz can whole, peeled tomatoes, drained and roughly chopped
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 large chicken breast, cooked and cut into small chunks
10oz angel hair pasta
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoons freshly chopped parsley

Directions:
In a large deep skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until browned and crispy, about 8 minutes.  Add the peperoncini and saute for 1 minute.  Add the garlic and saute 1 more minute.  Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper and cook for 8 minutes.  (I added just a splash of red wine to the sauce too)  Add the chicken in the final 5 minutes.

While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta according to package directions.  Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water.  Add the pasta and the olive oil to the sauce and toss to combine.  If the pasta is too dry, add the reserved pasta water (a little at a time).  Add the parmesan cheese, tossing to combine. Top with parsley and.... Enjoy!

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