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Chicken Puttanesca

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Puttanesca tomato sauce, originated from Naples, packed with black olives, garlic, chilli flakes, capers, oregano, and anchovies—is traditionally paired with various kinds of pasta. But this pleasantly spicy sauce is also supremely good with skin-on and bone-in chicken thighs that have been pan seared crispy first then simmered low and slow in the rich sauce to absorb all the flavours for an easy dinner that will be a hit with all the family. If desired, serve over some mashed cauliflower or zucchini noodles.

Puttanesca Sauce
  • 8 Chicken thighs, skin-on and bone-in
  • Sea salt
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • Small bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 800 g Cherry tomatoe, halved (or use 2 x 400 g chopped tin tomatoes)
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp Dried oregano
  • 150 g Black olives
  • 6 Anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Capers, drained
  1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F fan. Season the chicken skin with sea salt. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Fry chicken thighs with skin-side down for 5-7 minutes over a medium-high heat or until golden brown and crisp.
  2. To make the puttanesca sauce, cut the cherry tomatoes into half. Skip this if using tin tomatoes. Pour the oil used to fry chicken into an oven-safe casserole (with a lid). Add the onion and a pinch of salt, then fry over a medium heat for 10 minutes or until soft. Add the minced garlic, chilli flakes and dried oregano, then fry for 1 minute. Add the halved cherry tomatoes, black olives, anchovies and capers. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, then season.
  3. Nestle the chicken skin-side up into the puttanesca sauce in the casserole. Put the lid on or cover tightly with foil, cook in the oven for an hour, then remove the lid/foil and cook for 15 minutes to reduce the sauce. Scatter with chopped parsley.

© 2023 |

© 2023 |


DeniseinVA 20/2/23 21:26

Oh my! Looks fabulous, thanks Angie :)

Brian's Home Blog 20/2/23 23:06

That sounds and looks so delicious!

Lowcarb team member 20/2/23 23:29

Delicious :)

Many thanks for sharing this recipe.
Wishing you a good week.

All the best Jan

Tom 20/2/23 23:46

...what a delicious dish!

Marissa 21/2/23 02:44

I love pasta puttanesca, but have never made it with chicken. This looks wonderful, Angie. Definitely a must try!

My name is Erika. 21/2/23 02:52

Another yummy looking meal. I think everyone in your home eats very well. :) hugs-Erika

Julie 21/2/23 03:04

Wow😲 chicken looks so well coated with puttanesca sauce, tempting and delicious 😋😋 never tasted this sauce before, looks a must try.

savorthebest 21/2/23 04:03

This is a lovely combination. It looks delicious.

Lola Martínez 21/2/23 07:49

Hasta ahora esta salsa solo la conocía para pasta, pero es ideal para el pollo también por lo que veo. Yo lo serviría sobre arroz blanco, le debe imprimir un sabor muy bueno esa salsa.
Un beso.

Sherry's Pickings 21/2/23 08:28

oh wow looks like so much flavour here angie. I could use capsicum instead of tomatoes I'm thinking ...

Rainbow Evening 21/2/23 10:00

Fabulous ....look very tasty...

Eva Taylor 21/2/23 10:15

That does look and sound amazing. We usually use chicken breasts but I can how thighs would be better. The colour is spectacular!

roentare 21/2/23 10:19

This chicken dish looks so delish!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 21/2/23 11:05

There are a couple of ingredients in that sauce recipe which I am not too certain about, as individually I probably wouldn't enjoy them. However, it all looks so colourful and sounds like such an amazing combination of flavours, that I would definitely give it a try! :)

2pots2cook 21/2/23 13:51

Soooooo bursting with Mediterranean flavours!

DEZMOND 21/2/23 14:09

Oy, send us some of those frisch looking cherry tomatoes, they look so lecker!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station 21/2/23 14:31

this chicken dish is right up my alley and looks so good

foodtravelandwine 21/2/23 15:07

What a great idea!!....chicken with puttanesca sauce!! need a lots of bread for that delicious sauce!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Bill 21/2/23 18:03

Sound great and looks delicious.

Pam 21/2/23 19:15

Such a delicious combination of flavors!

David 21/2/23 21:33

Angie, Another beautiful entree! Who wouldn't love to present this dish to guests? Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Cooking Julia 21/2/23 22:47

I love chicken and so prepared, it must be delicious!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 22/2/23 01:18

I love pasta Puttanesca, but I've never used this sauce for chicken. This sounds absolutely delicious - really great flavours going on. And the dish itself looks terrific!

ashok 22/2/23 05:29

This makes me hungry

Rose world 22/2/23 12:57

This sauce compliments meatballs nicely.

Javier 22/2/23 14:09

What a delicious dish! Using this sauce for chicken is very original

[Reply] 23/2/23 16:17

Your presentations are always so beautiful Angie, this sounds wonderful!

Anonymous 24/2/23 14:54

Judee says: your puttanesca sauce looks divine. I'[ll have to find a way to use on a plant based dish. Yum and I always love your presentations.

Raymund 26/2/23 22:16

This chicken puttanesca recipe looks amazing! I never thought to pair puttanesca sauce with chicken, but I can imagine how delicious it must be. I love the idea of crisping up the chicken thighs first to give them a nice texture and then simmering them in the rich sauce to absorb all the flavors. And serving it over mashed cauliflower or zucchini noodles is such a great idea for a low-carb option.

Candieeez 27/2/23 17:10

This Chicken Puttanesca recipe looks absolutely delicious! I love a good Italian dish and this seems like it would be a great one to try. The combination of chicken, olives, capers and tomatoes sounds like a perfect combination of flavors. Plus, it looks like it's a quick and easy meal to make, so it's perfect for a busy weeknight. I can't wait to give this recipe a try!

Grace 28/2/23 04:08

Me gusta mucho comer pasta puttanesca; nunca se me hubiera ocurrido con pollo!
Gracias Angie!
Que buena idea!!
Te saludo con los mejores deseos!!

tigerfish 3/3/23 00:51

Oh the puttanesca tomato sauce! Yum! Some dinner rolls (or any bread will do) to wipe out the sauce pls :p


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