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Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Chicken Puttanesca

Chicken puttanesca is a simple Italian pasta sauce featuring fresh ingredients like chopped onion, garlic, chopped tomato, capers, sliced green olives, fresh herbs, and chopped anchovy.  Serve with angel hair pasta.

Cooking Light JUNE 2011

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken cutlet and about 1/3 cup tomato mixture)
  • Total: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast cutlets
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup sliced green olives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons capers, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 canned anchovy fillet, chopped

Preparation

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes or until done, turning once. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, onion, and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add tomato and remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 9 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve chicken with the tomato mixture.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 241
  • Fat: 9.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 30.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.6g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 87mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 602mg
  • Calcium: 33mg
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