Saucy chicken puttanesca

Spaghetti and tomato sauce covered chicken on a blue decorative platter with black olives and herb scattered on top on blue background and small dishes of cheese, lemon etc.
Our saucy Chicken Puttanesca is just divine. Puttanesca is a famous Neapolitan tomato sauce typically include tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, olives, capers and garlic.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 4



  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Heat oil in a casserole dish on medium-high heat. Add chicken and fry until browned, about 8 mins.
  • Remove chicken, then turn heat down to medium. Add garlic and anchovies to the casserole dish and fry for 2 mins, stirring so they don’t catch. Add tomato paste, olives, wine, capers, peel from 1 lemon and oregano, and fry for 5 mins, stirring often.
  • Return chicken to the casserole dish, pour in 1 cup of water, then remove from heat and pop in the oven. Bake for 25 mins, until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta as per packet instructions.
  • To serve: spoon pasta into bowls, top with chicken puttanesca, a sprinkle of parmesan, and lemon wedges. Delizioso!
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