Crispy Skin Chicken Puttanesca


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 50 minutes

TOTAL TIME 65 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 331g
Servings: 6

Calories: 540

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat24g31%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat0g
Dietary Fiber8g29%
Total Sugar4g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 6%
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 91mg 8%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 926mg 20%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Crispy Skin Chicken Puttanesca is a bold and crispy delight that will impress anyone who pulls up a chair at your table. Using ZENB Roasted Red Bell Pepper, Sauteed Onion, and Olive Oil Gourmet Sauce and ZENB Penne Pasta makes this dish easy to prepare while adding an explosion of flavor to your palate. It is also a good source of protein. Just add a glass of your favorite red wine for a delicious pairing!


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (about 6 ounces each)
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 carton (15.5 ounces) ZENB Red Bell Pepper Sauce with Sauteed Onion & Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup mixed olives, pitted, halved
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Penne Pasta made with 100% Yellow Peas
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 lemon, zested



Preheat oven to 425ºF.


Heat oil in large cast iron pan on medium heat until shimmering. Season chicken with salt & pepper. Add chicken to skillet, skin-side down. Cook undisturbed, 6-8 minutes or until skin is golden brown and crisp. Transfer chicken to clean plate.


Add garlic, anchovies and crushed red pepper; cook 1 minute, while breaking up the anchovies with a wooden spoon. Stir in sauce, olives and capers. Cook 2-3 minutes, while gently scraping fond from bottom of pan. Return chicken to skillet skin side up.


Bake 35-40 minutes or until chicken is deep golden brown and cooked through (165ºF). Meanwhile, cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Sprinkle chicken with herbs and zest before serving with pasta.

Tasty Tips

This recipe utilizes the deep, even heat of cast iron to achieve a crispy skin on the chicken. Substitute any heavy bottom, oven-safe skillet for the cast iron pan.


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