F&W’s Justin Chapple uses only six ingredients in his simple and spicy pasta; it’s a perfect weeknight meal. Slideshow: More Penne Pasta Recipes
In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the penne until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
Wipe out the pot; add the chicken, peppers and oil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until hot, 6 minutes. Add the penne and cooking water and cook, tossing, until hot, 3 minutes. Season with salt; stir in the basil and serve.
Pair this penne dish with a fresh, juicy, pear-scented Piedmontese white.