Chicken Pasta Puttanesca

Chicken Pasta Puttanesca
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 45
  • Servings: 4

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5 tbsp (75 mL) Olive oil, divided
3 Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
Salt and pepper
1 Onion, sliced
3 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp (5 mL) Anchovy paste
1 (14 oz) Can diced tomatoes
1/3 cup (80 mL) Pitted Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) Capers
1 tsp (5 mL) Lemon zest
Pinch of chili flakes (optional)
1 tsp (5 mL) Italian seasoning
1 tbsp (15 mL) Chopped fresh parsley
1/2 lb (225 g) Spaghetti
1/3 cup (80 mL) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese


HEAT 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.

HEAT remaining oil in the same skillet. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 3-4 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Add anchovy paste, tomatoes, olives, caper, lemon zest and Italian seasoning. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 6-8 minutes. Return chicken to the pan and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Adjust seasoning to taste.

BRING a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.

TOSS cooked pasta with sauce and serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese. Serve with crusty Italian bread.


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