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Chicken puttanesca bake recipe

Chicken puttanesca bake recipe

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Puttanesca originates from Naples and, as with many Italian dishes, uses anchovies as seasoning due to their salty taste. Combining tomatoes, garlic, capers and olives with fragrant rosemary and chicken, this easy pasta recipe brings masses of Mediterranean flavour to your dinner table. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 7 mins to prepare and 33 mins to cook
  • 539 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 200g skinless chicken breast, cut into 1.5cm slices
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • ½ x 230g pack vine-ripened tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 10g capers, rinsed (optional)
  • 40g pitted black and green olives, roughly chopped
  • 2 anchovy fillets from a 50g tin, drained and roughly chopped
  • 150g penne
  • 10g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 15g Parmesan, finely grated (optional)
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 20%
  • Saturates

    2g 12%
  • Sugars

    11g 13%
  • Salt

    1.4g 23%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 65.5g Protein 37.2g Fibre 5.3g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Season the chicken with pepper and fry for 2 mins until golden. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add ½ tbsp oil to the pan. Fry the garlic and rosemary for 1 min, then stir in the fresh and tinned tomatoes, the capers (if using), olives, anchovies and 200ml water. Season, reduce the heat to low and cook gently for 15 mins until the tomatoes have softened. Add the chicken.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta to pack instructions. Drain well, then mix with the sauce in an ovenproof dish.
  4. Bake for 15-18 mins or until golden and the chicken is cooked through. Scatter the parsley and Parmesan (if using) over the pasta to serve.

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