How to make Chicken Spaghetti Putanesca -

Putanesca is an Italian sauce made with tomatoes, capers, olives, Parmesan cheese powder and basil leaves.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breast (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Green olives (हरे ऑलिव/जैतून)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Chicken Spaghetti Putanesca

Chicken Spaghetti Putanesca Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Spaghetti Putanesca Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breast 250 grams

  • Green olives 5-6

  • Spaghetti boiled 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Garlic chopped 2½ teaspoons

  • Olive oil 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 small

  • Capers 6-8

  • Red chilli flakes ½ teaspoon

  • Mixed herbs ½ teaspoon

  • Tomato ketchup 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh basil leaves 7-8

  • Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon + to sprinkle

  • Fresh basil leaves for garnishing


Step 1

Flatten chicken breasts with a mallet and place on a plate. Sprinkle salt, crushed peppercorns and add ½ teaspoon chopped garlic. Rub well and marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick grill pan.

Step 4

Add remaining garlic to the olive oil and sauté till light brown.Add onion and sauté till pink.

Step 5

Add tomatoes, mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 6

Place the marinated chicken breasts in the grill pan and grill till evenly done from both sides.

Step 7

Add salt to the tomatoes and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.

Step 8

Slice olives and chop capers. Add these to the tomatoes and mix well. Add little water and mix well. Reduce heat, add chilli flakes, dried herbs and tomato ketchup and mix well.

Step 9

Chop 4-5 basil leaves and add. Mix well.

Step 10

Add spaghetti and mix well. Add little water, mix well and cook on low heat for 1 minute.

Step 11

Roughly chop the grilled chicken and add to the pasta and switch off heat. Mix well.

Step 12

Tear remaining basil leaves and add. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and mix well.

Step 13

Sprinkle parmesan cheese, garnish with a basil sprig and serve hot.

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