Garlic Chicken Puttanesca. One of the quickest, easiest and most flavourful pasta dinners ever. Sure to become a weekday family favourite.
Back to work and school after the holiday season at our house means a return to a reliance on quick and easy dinner ideas. This simple throw together recipe for Garlic Chicken Puttanesca is a kid favourite at our house. Plus, it can be on the table in about 20-30 minutes.
It’s also a pretty versatile, simple and forgiving recipe. Not everyone os a fan of capers or anchovies, so both of these ingredients can be left out if you prefer. The same goes for the chili flakes. Leave them out entirely or add more or less to suit your tolerance for spicy heat.
If serving this as a quick weekday dinner for guests, we like to serve it with one of our favourite and most flavourful salads ever, Radicchio Almond Caesar Salad.
We’ve served our Garlic Chicken Puttanesca on some cheese tortellini in the photos here. You can simply substitute your own favourite plain pasta for a bit of a lighter meal. Buy some fresh pasta in the supermarket deli aisle to make it just that little bit more special if serving it for dinner guests.
If you liked this Garlic Chicken Puttanesca recipe be sure to check out another of our most popular pasta dishes ever. Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti.
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- 4 small chicken breasts cut in strips/spears
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to season
- 4 cups canned tomatoes or 8-10 large fresh tomatoes diced
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes optional or to taste
- 3 tbsp chopped capers optional
- 1/2 tsp anchovy paste optional
- 2 tbsp chopped basil
- 2 tbsp chopped oregano
- salt and pepper to season
- 2/3 cup kalamata olives
- 1 small red pepper chopped
Heat the olive oil over medium heat and quickly brown the chicken pieces on both sides.
Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute to soften the garlic.
Remove the chicken pieces and set aside.
To the same pan add all of the remaining ingredients except the olives and peppers.
Simmer together for about 10 minutes until a thick sauce develops.
Add the cooked chicken along with the olives and red pepper.
Cook together for another 2 to 3 minutes and serve over cooked pasta. Garnish with additional fresh herbs and fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
Nutritional information does not include the pasta, only chicken and sauce.
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