Crispy Skin Chicken Puttanesca

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 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



  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.



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.

To create a Friendsgiving Feast, try these other recipes: ZENB Carrot and Tomato HummusZENB Pasta ChipsCreamy ZENB Pasta Pea-Mavera, and ZENB Truffle Mushroom Mac & Cheese.



    Serving size: 331g
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 540
    Amount per serving* % Daily Value
    Total Fat 24g 31%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 130mg 43%
    Sodium 820mg 36%
    Carbohydrates 44g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
    Total Sugar 4g
    Vitamin A 36g 4%
    Vitamin C 45mcg 6%
    Vitamin D 6mg 0%
    Calcium 0mcg 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.