Mar 24, 2007

Pollo Della Pasta De Roma

I envy you Italians for your beautiful country, your excellent football tournaments, and most of all, your amazing cuisine. As I am the biggest fan of the world’s greatest football club Juventus, you might assume that I dislike supporters of other teams, but I actually enjoy staying in touch with all Italian fans around here, so I invited a fan of the club AS Roma for lunch to have the favorite meal of Italian fans: pasta!
As a token of my Italian love, I named this recipe “Pollo Della Pasta De Roma” or the chicken pasta of Roma in English.

Ingredients: (for 3 persons)

  • 300 grams of penne(tube) pasta
  • 3 large chicken breasts – chopped into small pieces
  • 3 medium sized brown onions
  • 4 medium sized capsicums (green, yellow, red, and orange)
  • 4 clover of garlic crushed
  • some parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of wheat
  • 100 grams of tomato paste
  • salt/pepper
  • butter
  • Nando’s hot peri peri grind (crushed spiced)
  • Nando’s wild her peri-peri souce (hot sauce)


  • Pasta
  1. Boil water in a pot. When the water starts boiling add salt, pepper and oil while stirring.
  2. Add the pasta to the boiling water and keep for about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the water from the pasta.
  4. Chop 3/4 of the 4 kinds of capsicum and an onion into small short strips.
  5. Fry the capsicum and the onion in on an oiled frying pan until the onion turns yellow and capsicum softens.
  6. Add the pasta to the pan with capsicum and onion while stirring. Add some of the Nando’s crushed spices while stirring. Stir the pasta mix for five minutes and then serve it with the chicken.
  • Chicken and Sauce
  1. Crush the remaining capsicum and the2 onions into fine little.
  2. Put some oil on a hot cooking pot, add some butter. When the butter melts in the oil add the crushed mix of capsicum and onion. Keep stirring the mix until the onion turns to a golden color.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the mix and stir the mix until the chicken turns white.
  4. Add salt, pepper, and the Nando’s crushed spices. Keep stirring for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the Nando’s wild herb sauce and some fine chopped parsley. Keep stirring for another couple of minutes.
  6. Add the tomato paste and the wheat while stirring.
  7. After mixing everything together add a mug of water and stir the mix well. Cover the pot well and keep it on a low heat until the chicken is cooked. If all the water is gone and the chicken is not cooked add little more water and wait until it is cooked.
  • Sulaiman

    Looks very fine. Why wasn’t I invited??!!

  • DeL_YaHi

    No Milanistas were invited man … sorry 😉

  • sensation

    And why wasn’t I invited?!! :rolleyes:

    I am neutral!

  • Silent Waves

    very intersting blog. this is my 1st viewing ur blog. can u post a recipe for pizza n pic ba3ad. 🙂

  • Maurizio

    this is not an Italian dish at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    In italy we never eat pasta with chicken…

  • del_yahi

    Hey Maurizio,

    First of all, welcome in the website.
    I have never been in Italy and I have never eaten any dish made by an Italian chef. Therefore, I am sorry for breaking the Italian traditions in not mixing pasta with chicken.
    I created this recipe from my own mind and I just used the availiable ingredients to obtain a specific taste I was looking for.

  • Maurizio

    Hello del_yahi,

    First of all I would like to congratulate with you for the website, very nice.
    Its also very useful for the people like me who live in the beautiful city of Muscat that can have an opinion about the restaurants in town.
    Here in Muscat there are few Italian chef and I try must of the dish made by them but none of it have the real test of Italian food. I was not surprise….
    By the way, my main hobby is cook and as I’m Italian most I cook only Italian food. If you want some advice feel free to ask me.

  • del_yahi

    Thanks Maurizio…
    maybe one day you would honor us with your presence and make us an Italian dish in the OmaniCuisine Kitchen.

    By the way do you watch serie A? I can’t believe myself asking an Italian this question. I am a lifelong bianconeri and azzurri fan.

  • Maurizio

    Will be my pleasure to be in the OmaniCuisine Kitchen
    Let me know where and how.

    You will not believe but I don’t watch football, I watch only if Juve or azzuri play
    I prefer to watch Ferrari and Ducati

  • This website is so awesome…I am loving reading about all your culinary escapades and although Oman maybe small, I have always believed in its potential to be a food lover’s paradise. This recipe is really good! I have actually seen a lot of authentic italian dishes being cooked with chicken breasts. I watch copious amounts of Food Network and Giada De Laurentiis is always making pasta dishes with chicken. See this link here