When I’m not in the mood to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, I go for something that’s simple and tasty. Not necessarily comfort food, but delicious home-cooked food that’s easy to make. Something that always satisfies.
Whether you just like pasta or you want to try something new, enjoy this easy vegan fried chicken and penne Arrabiata.
If you love pasta, quick cooking times and delicious vegan tomato sauce, this is a dish you’ll love and add to your roster of old faithfuls.
The ingredient list is simple and most of what you need, will probably be found in your fridge and pantry.
Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Don’t forget to cook it a minute or 2 under the suggested cooking time so you can add it to the sauce without eating mushy pasta.
Choose your favorite vegan chicken alternative. I used a schnitzel by Naturli because they are greasy and delicious and honestly, I could eat them once a week.
For the sauce you’ll need: onion, garlic and bell pepper. Cook them in a skillet over medium heat until transluscent and fragrant.
In a food processor, add capers, tomato paste, roasted red peppers and fresh tomatoes. Run until ingredients are smooth, or chunky if you love a chunky pasta sauce.
Pour the tomato-pepper mixture into the skillet and bring to a boil, then reduce until the sauce is thickened, not too runny. Toss in the pasta straight from the water and, pasta night is complete.
All you need is a glass of wine, a tumbler of whiskey or a tall glass of lemonade.