Chicken Puttanesca with Angel Hair Pasta

  • grgwldchild Posted: 03/05/09
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    Outstanding! This dish was very quick and yummy! I made a few changes, added garlic when browning the chicken and used the whole jar of sauce. I used a very good quality sauce made by a local italian specialty store. The chicken was tender and the sauce just right!

  • BJTheis Posted: 03/10/09
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    Try this: Use 4 roma tomatoes, diced; white onion chunks; red bell pepper chunks with the chicken & artichokes, capers, olives & garlic. For the sauce, use a white wine reduction of: 1 c. white wine stiring in 1/2 pkg. of Knorr's dry Pesto sauce (or 1/2 c. chpd basil). You may add some chicken broth for some of the wine, if desired. This is less of a Puttanesca sauce but rather a wine/broth flavor for a lighter dish. Good!

  • brumler Posted: 12/04/08
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    This was okay. Very quick and filling. However, it didn't quite taste like the Puttanesca I remember. It was a little too sweet and the taste of jarred tomato sauce was too apparent. Not that this taste wasn't anticipated, given the ingredients, I just think next time I'll make simple spaghetti with tomato sauce and be just as satisfied. I followed the directions in the recipe exactly, except I added some garlic in the beginning, after browning the chicken.

  • heidimotsch Posted: 09/14/09
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    although this isn't really special occasion fare, it is: 1) delicious!! 2) super easy and 3) truly quick. In other words, definitely 5 stars for a weeknight meal. Like a few others, I added a couple of extras - a can of artichokes hearts, an additional TBS of capers, and I sprinkled the chicken with oregano while browning. It was fabulous - great flavor. We forgot the cheese and didn't even miss it!

  • RealtorDi Posted: 02/21/09
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    I thought this recipe was delicious. It is beautiful too if the fresh basil and shaved parmesan are used as garnish. One caution: the 1/4 tsp of red pepper was a little too much for my children and husband. They found the dish a little fiery, so next time I will try 1/8 tsp. Enjoy!

  • twoloves Posted: 05/04/09
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    This tasted good and was super quick and easy. I also added a can of artichoke hearts, as another reviewer did.

  • JennMonty Posted: 03/07/09
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    This recipe is so quick and easy with very few ingredients, but so packed full of flavor. It quickly earned a spot in our busy family's dinner rotation. I definitely have plans to serve this dish while entertaining as well.

  • KlS0767 Posted: 03/09/09
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    Outstanding! Super easy and awesome flavor. Used more sauce, more capers, and more olives...you don't have to follow this recipe to a 'T'. My two year old even liked it! We're adding this to our regular dinner rotation.

  • laebrown Posted: 06/25/09
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    Yum!! This was super simple, tasty and FILLING. Dear God that serving size seemed gigantic! Served it with iced tea, Texas Toast garlic bread and a big green salad. Extreme comfort food, I highly reccomend adding garlic if the sauce you bought doesn't contain any. Big success, the whole fam devoured it. In a pinch, will definitely make again!

  • amk103 Posted: 09/21/10
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    Nice spice and great over all flavor. Yum, family approved. Didn't take long to cook and so great for weekday nights.

  • Lynsey831 Posted: 02/11/11
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    the chicken is VERY good, as is the sauce. flavorful. i enjoyed.

  • naruyotsuba Posted: 08/21/10
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    a great weeknight meal. every the most picky eater enjoyed it. will make again.

  • Ezimmer23 Posted: 08/30/10
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    I added crushed red pepper and garlic to saute before adding chicken and added a little more while it was cooking. It added a nice spice and my husband and I loved it. We will definitly be making it again.

  • njatlake Posted: 01/18/11
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    This recipe was perfect, I did double the sauce and the olives and capers, as we like a lot of sauce. This was quick, and easy, the flavors were perfect. I thought perhaps this would be to salty because of the olives and capers, but no this was a effortless, delicious, quick meal.

  • Seymours Posted: 03/27/11
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    Can definitely get salty, so be careful with your pasta sause selection. I cooked the chicken without salt and it was perfect. Great meal that tastes like it was more difficult to make than it was...and all in less than 30 minutes.

  • Knimmers Posted: 02/07/11
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    This was a flavorful dish, which was even better reheated the next day. I did follow another reviewers suggestion by sauteing fresh garlic and red peppers in olive oil prior to adding chicken to the pan. I think that I might try adding a little anchovy paste when I make it next b/c I like the slightly salty/fishy taste of the paste in puttanesca. However, this dish was great without it, and I will certainly be adding it to my list of easy and delicious meals and plan to make it regularly.

  • JaniceAK Posted: 03/31/11
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    I made this recipe (doubled it) for my family using the sauce recommended. I added a lot of fresh basil which I think is needed for the look and taste of the dish. It was fabulous - whole family liked it - even members who won't ordinarily eat olives. I served it with roasted asparagus.

  • MHnNJ1 Posted: 04/12/11
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    This was a delicios meal...great for weeknight. I doubled the olives and capers (love, love, love these), which meant I used no salt on chicken. It has great flavor and the fresh basil is imperative.

  • Michelsu Posted: 09/08/11
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    I made this tonight for dinner and both my boyfriend and I though it was wonderful. I did add 4 cloves of garlic and doubled the capers based on some of the other reviews. I also added about 3/4 C onion with the chicken because I was using a Ragu Light jarred sauce and wanted more flavor and didn't have time to make my own sauce. It ended up being wonderful and I will definitely make again.

  • Cody6262 Posted: 12/12/11
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    Not to bad. I enjoyed it but not sure I would make it again, I just feel that there is better pasta dishes then this. Very easy though and if you need something fast and have the ingredients in the cupard then go for it.

  • David1982 Posted: 02/06/14
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    Very simple to fix, basic and minimal ingredients, and Delish!!! I Love the Crushed Red Pepper, gives it a little more Zing!!! :-)

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