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Chicken: Chicken Murphy


A lovely medley of chicken, sweet or hot sausage, potatoes, onions over pasta with Italian marinara sauce and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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  • 1 pound chicken breast halves, skinless, boneless, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, (hot or sweet)
  • 3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar sliced jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup Italian marinara sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 pound pasta


Servings 6
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 35mins


Step 1

Dredge cubed chicken in flour, salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken in oil until golden. Set aside.

In a separate pan, add Italian sausage in remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil until thoroughly cooked. Cut sausage into 1/4 inch pieces. Stir in chicken.

Place potatoes into a saucepan with enough water to cover, Bring to a boil, and cook until fork tender, but not mushy, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Heat the skillet from cooking the chicken over medium heat. Add more oil if necessary. Saute onion and bell pepper until soft. Stir in garlic, and cook for about 1 minute. Pour in the whole jar of Jalapenos (if using) and the wine. Scrape any bits of food from the bottom of the pan, and bring to a simmer. Return the chicken to the pan, and add the sliced sausage and potatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes.( Vinegar may be added to the dish to make the tart taste missing from not using the jalapeno's)

In a medium bowl, combine white wine, vinegar, cornstarch, and water. Pour into sausage mixture, and cook over medium low heat until mixture begins to thicken. Add hot cherry peppers, and cook until dish reaches desired spiciness (the longer you cook it with the peppers, the spicier it gets!).

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain. Serve chicken and sausage over pasta.


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