This fast take on the classic shrimp fra diavolo uses quick-cooking angel-hair pasta and adds frozen peas for variety. Boneless chicken breasts are a little more expensive than bone-in, skin-on varieties but considerably speed prep time; use boneless chicken thighs to trim costs even more. This is a fiery dish, so adjust the amount of crushed red pepper flakes to lessen the heat. Freeze leftover tomato paste for another use. Cost per serving: $6.
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