Saucy Chicken Puttanesca

Our saucy chicken puttanesca is just divine. Puttanesca is a famous Neapolitan tomato sauce typically includes tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, olives, capers and garlic.

Serves: 4-6


500g Diamond Spaghetti

8 Waitoa Chicken Thigh Fillets (about 1kg)

2 tbsp Chantal Organics Tomato Paste

½ cup Superb Herb Oregano

¾ cup Church Road  White Wine

½ cup Mainland Parmesan, grated

2 tbsp Olivado Extra Virgin Olive Oil

5 Garlic Cloves, finely sliced

4 Anchovy fillets

1 cup Pitted Kalamata Olives

3 tbsp Capers

2 Lemons

Salt, to taste

Water, 1 cup



We used a Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Marmite 


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Heat oil in a casserole dish on medium-high heat. Add chicken and fry until browned, about 8 mins.
  3. Remove chicken, then turn heat down to medium. Add garlic and anchovies to the casserole dish and fry for 2 mins, stirring so they don’t catch. Add tomato paste, olives, wine, capers, peel from 1 lemon and oregano, and fry for 5 mins, stirring often. 
  4. Return chicken to the casserole dish, pour in 1 cup of water, then remove from heat and pop in the oven. Bake for 25 mins, until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, cook pasta as per packet instructions.
  6. To serve: spoon pasta into bowls, top with chicken puttanesca, a sprinkle of parmesan, and lemon wedges. Delizioso!