17.5oz(500g) boneless chicken thighs (any skin and visible fat removed), cut into chunks
large pinch salt and pepper
1large brown onionpeeled and chopped
3clovesgarlicpeeled and minced
1red pepperchopped (seeds discarded)
1chicken stock cubeor 1 tsp bouillon for gluten free
28oz(800g) tinned chopped tomatoes
10.5oz(300g) dry spaghetti(gluten free if required)
Handful of small basil leaves to serve
Heat a large frying pan and spray with the fry-light.
Add in the chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes until the outside of the chicken starts to brown (if you don't move it around to much it will brown a lot quicker).
Add in the onion and cook for a further 5 minutes until softened.
Add in the garlic and red pepper and cook for 2 more minutes, then add in the mushrooms.
Crumble on the stock cube (or bouillon), add the tomato puree and oregano and stir to combine.
Add the tinned tomatoes, stir and bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Whilst the sauce is simmering, fill a large pan with boiling water from the kettle and add the spaghetti. Cook for 10-12 minutes until al dente.
Drain the spaghetti then divide between 4 bowls. Top with the chicken and sauce and sprinkle on the basil leaves and chilli flakes before serving.
Can I make it gluten free?
Yes, use gluten free pasta and gluten free stock cubes.
Can I make it ahead?
I don't recommend cooking the spaghetti ahead, but the sauce can be made ahead, then quickly cooled, covered and refrigerated.Reheat in a pan, stirring occasionally until piping hot throughout (about 7-8 minutes). You can also reheat in the microwave if you prefer. Reheated at the highest setting and give it a stir every minute. It will take 5-8 minutes, it's done when it's piping hot throughout.
Can I freeze it?
You can freeze the sauce (I don't recommend cooking and freezing the spaghetti). Make the sauce, then quickly cool, cover and freeze. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat as per the reheat instructions above.
Nutritional information is per serving - including the spaghetti.