Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken cutlet and about 1/3 cup tomato mixture)

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.

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews


October 27, 2015
Not a lot of volume, but delectable flavor... subtle & complex. I added red wine too & let it simmer down.Husband loved it ....

Barbara24's Review

September 06, 2013

mrsjroe's Review

June 03, 2013

burghbabe555's Review

December 22, 2011
Delish! I used anchovy paste instead of fillet. Really puts it over the top. For those that don't like anchovies, I guarantee you will not taste them but it completes the dish.

kwgaynor's Review

November 24, 2011
My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. We didn't have the capers or the anchovy fillet so we made the recipe without those, and it was tasty. It will probably be even better when we add the capers. I'm not an anchovy fan, so will probably always omit that.

BrendaLRGale's Review

August 20, 2011
This was very delicious! The olives, capers, & anchovy provided just the right amount of saltiness. The only thing I would have done differently is to pound the chicken flat so it would cook more quickly and evenly.

chellescuba's Review

August 01, 2011
Decided to give this a try as it was featured as a 20 minute dinner and seemed perfect for a dinner party. It was quick and easy, and delicious to boot!

aVegasRD's Review

June 22, 2011

SFGal61's Review

June 19, 2011
Too Plain. Very disappointed. Needs more salt and more sauce. Too bad.

PKHampton's Review

June 06, 2011
I thought this was really good. Added a bit more crushed red pepper for the heat. But overall I liked it.