Skillet Chicken Puttanesca

Zesty Low Carb Skillet Chicken Puttanesca RecipeOur Low Carb Skillet Chicken Puttanesca, is a zesty main dish you can feel good about serving your family!

Healthy Low Carb Skillet Chicken Puttanesca Recipe
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My daughter Ava loves bold hearty dishes with lots of herbs and spice. Chili is high on her dinner request list, along with spicy fried rice, and heavily seasoned Italian dishes.

No bland sissy recipes for Ava!

When I made her this simple chicken puttanesca skillet last month she was absolutely crazy over it. After all, it’s just seared chicken drenched in a thick tomato sauce with plenty of herbs, olives and capers.

The combination of tomato, herbs, spicy crushed red pepper, and all that strong briny goodness not only works well with noodles, like in the traditional dish “Pasta Puttanesca,” it is fantastic to serve with chicken, fish, pork or beef, for a low carb dinner.

Zesty Low Carb Skillet Chicken Puttanesca Recipe

Today’s Low Carb Skillet Chicken Puttanesca is marvelous on its own, or served with raw zucchini noodles. You can also pair it with a side of roasted broccoli to keep the carbs on the down low.

The entire dish is made in one pan for easy clean-up, and finished in less than 25 minutes.

Ready to give it a go?

Easy Low Carb Skillet Chicken Puttanesca Recipe

How to Make Skillet Chicken Puttanesca

Season the chicken and sear both sides in a hot skillet.

Making Low Carb Skillet Chicken Puttanesca Recipe

Next add the garlic and anchovies to the skillet. Sauté them together, then add tomatoes, parsley, oregano, and crushed red pepper, a mix of olives, and capers. Simmer the sauce to let the flavors mingle.

How To: Low Carb Skillet Chicken Puttanesca Recipe

Place the chicken back into the sauce, and your Skillet Chicken Puttanesca is complete… Finito!

Low Carb Skillet Chicken Puttanesca Recipe

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Skillet Chicken Puttanesca

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
23 mins
 
Skillet Chicken Puttanesca Recipe - A simple rustic Italian meal with briny olives and tomatoes. This low carb recipe is easy bright and zesty!
Servings: 4 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Chicken Puttanesca
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1989mg 83%
Potassium 1096mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 9g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 22.9%
Vitamin C 31.8%
Calcium 14.8%
Iron 24.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 anchovy fillets, minced (from a small can)
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6 ounces pitted kalamata olives, drained
  • 3 ounces pitted green olives, drained
  • 3 ounces capers, drained
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Set a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.  Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Add the oil to the pan and cook the chicken breasts for 4-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from skillet and set aside.
  2. Next add the garlic and anchovies to the skillet. Sauté for 2 minutes, then pour in the tomatoes, parsley, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Stir well, and add in the olives and capers. Simmer 8-10 minutes
  3. Place the chicken back into the sauce. Simmer the chicken for 3-4 minutes to heat through. Serve warm as a low carb meal, or serve with pasta.

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2 comments on “Skillet Chicken Puttanesca

  1. Juliana Fendezposted November 15, 2018 at 4:30 am Reply

    Such a healthy, colourful and easy recipe to try out, gorgeous pictures love it!

  2. Frank Mosherposted October 1, 2018 at 11:10 am Reply

    I just want to make a general comment because I don’t get to comment until I have saved your recipe and tried it! Let me just say, your recipes are almost always exceptional! Thank you from Nova Scotia.