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15Nov, 23
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Quick Chicken Arrabbiata Skillet

The name means ‘angry’ – (Arrabbiata literally means “angry” in Italian); and like the beloved pasta sauce this quick chicken skillet packs a little punch depending on the amount of chili flakes we add!

I love this recipe because it’s super flavorful, uses minimal ingredients, and quick!

This skillet isn’t meant to be truly authentic, but to deliver some of the flavors of a favorite dish, while being something you can quickly and easily create in your own kitchen.

Add less chili flakes for a milder version, or more if you like it a little spicy 🔥

Serve over brown rice or quinoa if desired.

Use a high-quality marinara sauce:
You can use the brand of your choice.

🍅When shopping for store bought marinara sauce:

I like to make sure the marinara has no added sugar (tomatoes naturally contain sugar, but we don’t need added sugar in the ingredients list.)

I REALLY prefer sauce in glass jars – much better flavor and no leaching from cans.

A good marinara sauce contains just a few simple ingredients such as tomatoes, garlic, and herbs. Splurge on the high-quality sauce when you can, because your dish will taste exactly like the sauce you use.

🍅Quick Homemade Marinara:

🍷If you do not have wine on hand, you may substitute wine for bone broth.

The wine adds a rich flavor and deglazes the skillet.

All of the alcohol will cook out of your final sauce, so no worries there.

Do not use “cooking wine” as most of those have a flavor much like rubbing alcohol…😁.

For best flavor and results, use a decent to nicer bottle of wine that one would actually drink, because this will produce the very best flavor.

6 servings


  • 2 Tbsps olive oil or avocado oil

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts or tenders boneless and skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • sea salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 large onion chopped

  • 6 cloves fresh garlic, chopped

  • 1/2 cup red wine

  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or more to taste

  • 24 ozs high quality marinara sauce

  • 2 tsps dried oregano

optional toppings:

  • handful of fresh basil

  • freshly grated parmesan cheese


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add your chicken pieces and season lightly with sea salt and pepper.

Cook until the chicken starts to nicely brown on all sides, about 4-5 minutes.

Add the onion and garlic then cook for another 2-3 minutes until they soften.

Add the wine to deglaze the skillet, allowing it to bubble until almost fully reduced, stirring constantly.

Add the chili flakes, and saute for a few seconds then add the remaining ingredients to your skillet and stir to combine well.

Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the flavors combine, and the chicken is cooked through.

Serve over cooked brown rice or quinoa then topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil if desired.

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