Cheat’s chicken puttanesca

Cheat’s chicken puttanesca
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Takes 5 minutes to make and 25 minutes to cook

Have this quick and easy chicken puttanesca on the table in just 30 minutes. The mouthwatering one-pot Italian supper, served with polenta and cherry tomatoes, requires little effort.


  • 350g ready-made polenta, like this one from Tesco
  • 10g grated parmesan
  • 350g jar of tomato sauce
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes
  • A handful of pitted black olives
  • 1 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
  • 2 free-range chicken breasts (with skin)
  • Fresh basil leaves to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan200°C/gas 7. In a large ovenproof dish, break up the ready-made polenta into chunks, sprinkle with parmesan and season. Spoon over tomato sauce and scatter with cherry tomatoes, black olives and capers.
  2. Top with chicken breasts. Season, drizzle with a little olive oil and bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves to serve.

delicious. tips

  1. Not keen on polenta? Substitute it with diced butternut squash.


Fancy getting a copy in print?

Subscribe to our magazine

Rate & review



Share a tip

Or, how about...?

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Chicken breast recipes

Cheat’s coq au vin

This rustic French classic recipe has been simplified for you in this easy cheat’s coq...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Chicken breast recipes

Cheat’s tandoori chicken with cucumber rice salad

Marinating this on a Thursday night is the secret to an awesome end-of-week treat better...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Summer stew recipes and pot roasts

Garlic and herb buttered chicken with braised lettuce

This spring buttered chicken recipe can be prepped in advance, saving you time in the...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Chicken breast recipes

Chicken and creamy sweetcorn bake

This classic combo of chicken and sweetcorn recipe doubles easily to make a quick and...

Subscribe to our magazine

Subscribe to delicious. magazine for HALF PRICE


Join our newsletter

Packed with menu ideas, recipes, latest competitions and more...

We treat your data with care. See our privacy policy. By signing up, you are agreeing to delicious.’ terms and conditions. Unsubscribe at any time.