Keto Puttanesca Chicken Breasts

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    50 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    55 min

Keto Puttanesca Chicken Breasts

13 ratings

What’s in a Puttanesca sauce? This buttery tomato sauce is richly flavored with garlic and anchovies, then tossed with chopped olives, capers, and spices. Spoon this sauce over seasoned chicken breasts for a savory, flavorful main course.

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    3.9 g

  • Fiber

    1.7 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.6 g

  • Protein

    50.7 g

  • Fats

    32.1 g

522 cals

Keto Puttanesca Chicken Breasts

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Ingredients

  • Butter, Unsalted

    Butter, Unsalted

    1-½ tablespoon

  • Garlic

    Garlic

    1 teaspoon

  • Anchovy, Smoked, Canned In Oil And Drained

    Anchovy, Smoked, Canned In Oil And Drained

    ½ ounce

  • Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes by Hunt's

    Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes by Hunt's

    ½ cup

  • Green Olives

    Green Olives

    1 ounce

  • Capers

    Capers

    ½ teaspoon

  • Crushed Red Pepper by Simply Organic

    Crushed Red Pepper by Simply Organic

    ¼ tsp

  • Whipping Cream, Extra Heavy/gourmet, Not Whipped

    Whipping Cream, Extra Heavy/gourmet, Not Whipped

    ¼ cup

  • Chicken Breast, Skin Removed Before Cooking

    Chicken Breast, Skin Removed Before Cooking

    10 ounce

  • Salt

    Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper, Ground

    Black Pepper, Ground

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Italian Seasoning

    Italian Seasoning

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Mozzarella Cheese, Whole Milk

    Mozzarella Cheese, Whole Milk

    ¼ cup, shredded

Recipe Steps

steps 6

55 min

  • Step 1

    Make the Puttanesca sauce right away by melting the butter in a pan over low heat on the stove. Stir minced garlic and sliced anchovies into the butter and let them turn golden and fragrant - about 2 minutes.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Stir in the diced tomatoes, chopped green olives, capers, and red pepper flakes. Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Stir the cream into the pan and simmer over low heat until you have a thickened sauce.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. Lay 2, 5-oz chicken breasts in a glass baking dish lined with pan spray. Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, italian seasoning, and onion powder.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Spoon equal amounts of Puttanesca sauce over each chicken breast. Cover the tray with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Pull the dish out of the oven and sprinkle about 2 TB of mozzarella on top of each chicken breast.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Leave the dish uncovered and bake for an extra 15 minutes. Serve hot.
    Step 6

Comments 13

  • Sally33

    Sally33 a year ago

    Really good and the anchovies you could barley taste but all in all a fabulous meal!

    • JD

      JD a year ago

      So satisfying, it's rich, a little salty and savory. I paired this with califlower mash and corn for my family members. Outstanding, simple. Next time I will add the anchovy which I did not have, and if added I don't think it would be too salty.

      • LizPepper

        LizPepper a year ago

        This was amazing! I'm not a fan of anchovies but you can't even taste them. It mostly has an olive taste. Just delicious! Even the kids ate it 🙌

        • tiathomas513@gmail.com

          tiathomas513@gmail.com 3 years ago

          I leave the anchovies out! This is one of my favorites! I can eat this meal 2-3 a week. Absolutely DELICIOUS!

          • ChoosingToLive1

            ChoosingToLive1 3 years ago

            I’ve never cooked with anchovies before, but they are so healthy I’m going to give it a try. Do I need to cut them up before adding them to the sauce, or will they just naturally break up by themselves while they cook?

            • JD

              JD a year ago

              they should nicely melt into your sauce

          • UnbelievableKale748265

            UnbelievableKale748265 3 years ago

            I doubled the sauce so my bf could put over egg noodles and I put over cauliflower rice. Only added one 2 ounce can of Cento anchovies. It was amazing! Very mild like a DELICIOUS bisque. Great recipe. Highly recommend

            • Anonymous

              Anonymous 4 years ago

              So easy and loved this dish. I too left out anchovies.

              • PinkOrchid

                PinkOrchid 4 years ago

                Too much anchovies.

                • BKRN

                  BKRN 4 years ago

                  My new favourite chicken recipe. Next time I might use more anchovies.

                  • Marina

                    Marina 4 years ago

                    Really delicious. Omitted anchovies.

                    • Sof

                      Sof 4 years ago

                      Tried it today and an instant hit with all family members. I didn’t put any salt in the sauce. The capers and olive brought a lot of flavors to the dish.

                      • V. Vega

                        V. Vega 4 years ago

                        Yummy 😋