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Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives & Chicken

July 19, 2017
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Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives & Chicken

Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives and Chicken

What’s simpler than a quick pasta dish for dinner?  

I say not much…

And this one is extra special because although it looks fancy, it’s super simple to put together and the ingredients are probably already in your pantry.

I used the plump and delicious tomatoes from my garden, but you should be able to find an abundance of California tomatoes in your local grocery store or farmer’s market!

Cherry Tomatoes

 

Another key ingredient in this dish is a can of delicious green olives

Green Olives

I love love love these olives and I can’t help but pop a few in my mouth while making this recipe. I call it field research 🙂

 

Sautee diced onion, garlic, and halved cherry tomatoes

I start the sauce by grilling a diced onion and garlic in a little olive oil until aromatic and then add my cut tomatoes.

 

Extra virgin olive oil

Oh, let’s not forget about the olive oil. I love this Enzo Olive Oil!  You can always look for the certified seal to make sure you are buying California olive oil.  

 

Add water from green olives can to cooked down tomatoes

After the tomatoes are crushed in the pan, add just the water from the green olives for now. Allow that to simmer for about 15 minutes…

 

Add in green olives and fresh, chopped basil

Then add in the olives and chopped basil.

 

Add cooked pasta noddle's

Then add the cooked pasta noodles and toss to coat.

 

Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives & Chicken

Serve up and enjoy!

Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives & Chicken

Grilled and sliced chicken breast

I decided to add some protein to my dish so I grilled up some chicken breast cutlets from Foster Farms and sliced them thin.

 

Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives & Chicken

And added it to the top of my already mouth watering pasta…this just took it to the next level…

 

Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives & Chicken

Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives & Chicken

I’m thinking this is my new staple to get me through the summer.  

Here is the recipe for ya…

Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives and Chicken

Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives & Chicken

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 lb. Tomatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 1 Can Green Olives, in water
  • 10-12 Leaves of Fresh Basil
  • 1 lb. pasta, cooked according to package
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, grilled (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a sautĂ© pan on medium heat. Add the onion and stir until aromatic. Add the garlic and cook for about another minute.
  • Add the cut tomatoes and smash them up in the pan with the back of a fork or another crushing tool. Add the water from the can of olives and allow sauce to simmer and reduce a bit, about 10- 15 minutes.
  • Add the olives and chopped basil and heat through.
  • Add the cooked pasta and toss until well coated.
  • Slice the optional cooked chicken on top.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword basil, chicken, garlic, green olives, onion, tomato
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