Chicken Puttanesca


Serve over pasta or with crusty whole-grain bread so you can enjoy every bit of this olive- and caper-studded sauce.

Chicken Puttanesca
Photo: Greg DuPree
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 chicken cutlets (about 1 pound)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 anchovy, minced

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 1 (14-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and coarsely chopped

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pat chicken dry and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add to the pan and cook, flipping once, until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, garlic and anchovy; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in wine, tomatoes and their juices and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, scraping up any browned bits, until reduced by half, about 10 minutes.

  3. Stir in olives, capers and any accumulated juices from the chicken. Nestle the chicken into the sauce and garnish with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
13g Fat
10g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 28g 56%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 466mg 20%
Potassium 502mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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