Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chicken Puttanesca with Fettuccini and Toasted Garlic Bread

Chicken Puttanesca with Fettuccini and Toasted Garlic Bread


12 oz Fettuccine
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped rather thick
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped rather thick
24 oz boneless skinless chicken thighs OR breasts, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 24 oz jar of tomato-basil pasta sauce
1/3 cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives
1 tablespoon capers

1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (can sub for Romano if desired)


Bring large pot of salted water to a boil; add fettuccine and cook for 11-12 minutes; stir occasionally.

In a large nonstick skillet heat pan over medium-high heat - add oil. When oil is hot add onions and bell peppers to the pan - sauté for 5 minutes or until onions are slightly translucent. Add chicken to the onion/pepper mixture and sauté for an additional 5-7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through; stir occasionally. Stir in salt, Italian seasoning, pasta sauce, olives, capers, and basil; reduce heat and bring sauce to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Arrange 1 cup of pasta on each plate and top with 1 1/2 cups of the chicken mixture. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.

Serve with toasted garlic bread and side salad.

Toasted Garlic Bread


1 loaf French bread

5 Tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic paste/pureé


Preheat the broiler.

Cut French bread into 1-inch slices and arrange on a baking sheet. In a small bowl combine the butter, oil, salt, spices, and garlic; mix well. Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter mixture onto bread. Broil for 45 seconds - then rotate the pan front to back and broil for additional 45-60 seconds.

*You can top with a little mozzarella for a garlic cheese bread if desired.

WW: 11 points for the Chicken Puttanesca with Fettuccine

I only had 1/2 a piece of the garlic bread and counted it as 2 points. Otherwise it would likely be 4-5 points.

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