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Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives and Chicken
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Pasta Puttanesca with Green Olives & Chicken

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basil, chicken, garlic, green olives, onion, tomato
Author Susan


  • 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


  • Heat the oil in a sauté 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!