Recipe: Pasta with chicken and Chorizo sausage

Pasta with chicken and Chorizo sausage Għaġin bit-tiġieġ u zalzett chorizo

Ara din ir-riċetta bil-Malti: Għaġin bit-tiġieġ u zalzett chorizo

Chorizo is a Spanish sausage which is often used as an ingredient in paella and also goes really well with pasta. The tender chicken and spicy sausage in a basil and tomato sauce are a perfect combination, and thick pasta such as penne or fuzilli are best for the sauce to cling. This easy and delicious recipe is perfect as a week-night dinner. 

Serves: 4 persons


  • 3 chicken breasts without bone or skin, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 400 g pasta
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 100 g chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 400 g tomatoe puree
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil; cook the pasta al dente.
  2. Meanwhile heat the oil in a large skillet on medium heat and fry for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the pieces of chicken and continue to fry for 5 more minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and allow it to simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the basil, freshly ground black pepper and salt and simmer for further 5 minutes.
  6. Add the drained pasta to the sauce in the skillet. Stir for a minute on low heat.
  7. Serve with grated Parmesan.

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