Quick Chicken Puttanesca

Vickie Parks


An Italian classic ready in 25 minutes. This version is different than similar Puttanesca recipes by using ingredients that help to reduce the cooking time, giving a new twist to an old classic that makes it possible to have a tasty dinner even on a busy night when there is so little time to spend in the kitchen. To keep total cooking time at 20 minutes, chop the olives, onion, garlic, tomato and anchovy while the pasta and chicken are cooking.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 8 oz
    angel hair pasta
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 4
    chicken breast cutlets (thin, about 4-oz each)
  • 1/4 c
    minced fresh onion
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 c
    chopped tomato (canned diced tomato is ok)
  • 1/4 c
    sliced green olives
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    capers, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1
    canned anchovy fillet, chopped

How to Make Quick Chicken Puttanesca


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. When done, drain in colander; set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes or until done, turning once. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  3. Add remaining oil, onion, and garlic to pan, and sauté 1 minute, stirring often to deglaze pan. Add tomato and remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 9 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve chicken on top of angel hair pasta and top with the tomato mixture.

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About Quick Chicken Puttanesca

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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