The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Penne with Chicken Thighs

5.00 Mitt(s) 6 Rating(s)6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

8
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

A ridiculously simple throw-together dish with delicious, family-friendly results. Give it a try next time you don’t want to think about what to make for dinner!

Ingredients

  • 8 whole Chicken Thighs, Bone-in, Skin-on
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Large Onion, Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 jars (24 Ounces Each) Marinara Sauce
  • Fresh Basil - To Taste
  • Parmesan Cheese, For Sprinkling
  • 16 ounces, weight Penne Or Rigatoni

Preparation

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown chicken thighs quickly on both sides until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove to a separate plate.

Pour off all but 1 tablespoon grease/oil. Add onions and garlic to pan and stir around to cook, about 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in marinara sauce and stir to heat. Add chicken thighs back into the sauce. Cover and place pan in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. (You may also simmer on the stovetop on the lowest heat possible.)

Cook the pasta according to package instructions Serve 1 chicken thigh with sauce over pasta, adding more marinara if needed. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve. (For smaller children, you can cut the meat off the bone for them. Chicken is very tender!)

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

6 Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of Lindsey

Lindsey on 1.8.2012

So super easy and filled with flavor. The sauce I used was Wolfgang Puck’s Arrabbiata Sauce, which adds just a tad of spice. Thanks for sharing!

Profile photo of karalai28

karalai28 on 11.14.2011

I ended up cutting the recipe in half because there is only 3 of us & it turned out awesome. This will definitely be made on a regular basis in my house.

Profile photo of Dawn Gooch

Dawn Gooch on 10.24.2011

This was so yummy and simple! My dh even liked it even though it was chicken on the bone. Next time though I will use boneless and skinless.

Profile photo of city baked

city baked on 10.19.2011

This is so easy and amazingly delicious. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and it worked well. I can’t rave enough about it!

Profile photo of Minnow in Hampton Roads

Minnow in Hampton Roads on 10.17.2011

Perfection! I fully expected these to be tasty but they were over-the-top delicious AND easy!

Related Recipes

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta
Profile Photo by Becky Mollenkamp in Main Courses
Prepare this cheesy chicken pasta all in one pot. Easy to...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Lemon-Basil Ricotta Pasta Bake
Profile Photo by Sarah | Real Food and Ice Cream in Main Courses
Penne pasta with mushrooms and asparagus are flavored with lemon and...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
Profile Photo by Kelley Simmons @ Chef Savvy in Main Courses
Creamy and spicy Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese topped with blue...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Quick Pork Fried Rice
Profile Photo by Erin @Simple, Sweet & Savory in Main Courses
A delicious weeknight dinner that's a thousand times better than takeout...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Linguine and Tomatoes
Profile Photo by Kathleen Wilson in Main Courses
Seven simple ingredients, one amazing result!
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy