Pasta with Chicken, Peppers and Olives

Pamela Rappaport


Chicken and pasta in a tomato sauce with peppers and calamata olives, what's not to like? All you need to serve with it is a fresh salad and some toasty bread.

This recipe happened one night when I was looking at some chicken breasts and wondering what to do with them. It was one of those spur of the moment recipes that made my husband say, "Write that one down!"


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10 Min
20 Min
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small onion chopped
clove garlic minced
pepperoncini peppers sliced
calamata olives, chopped
large can diced tomatoes (28 oz?)
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
salt and pepper
italian seasonning
red pepper flakes, optional
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
chicken breasts, cut into small bite size pieces
1/2 lb
pasta such as penne or spaghetti
1 - 2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Pasta with Chicken, Peppers and Olives


  • 1Bring a pot of salted water to boil and add the pasta.
  • 2Saute the chicken in a little olive oil until slightly browned. Remove.
  • 3Add onion and garlic to the pan and saute until tender.
  • 4Add everything else to the pot and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken back in.
  • 5Drain pasta just before it is done. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the cooking water to use if the sauce is too dry.
  • 6When the chicken is tender, add the pasta to the pot and cook it all together for 2 minutes. Stir in balsamic vinegar and remove from heat.
  • 7Serve immediately with parmesan cheese.

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About Pasta with Chicken, Peppers and Olives

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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