Recipes / Savoury


Chicken Puttanesca with Rice & Spinach.

I love this chicken Puttanesca dish for so many reasons. Firstly, it uses up quite a few cupboard staples e.g. chopped toms, olives and dried herbs. Secondly, it is ready in just over half an hour and thirdly, it’s a great one for meal prepping because it can made in large batches.

I have always been a huge olive fan, and a good Puttanesca is one of my favorite sauces because it tastes great with almost everything. The tomato base sauce means it can be eaten with almost any form of protein; chicken, tuna etc, and the olives, onions, peppers and garlic (you can add in capers, but I’m not a fan so I omit these!) add a saltiness which I think is just delicious.

Usually served with pasta, this is my take on a the traditional Puttanesca – served with chicken, rice on a bed of spinach. I hope you enjoy as much as I do!

Serving size.



  • 600g Chicken breasts (Muscle food)
  • 2 Onions – (diced)
  • 1tsp Garlic (minced)
  • 2 Peppers
  • 1 Jar pitted black olives (drained)
  • 1tsp Oregano
  • 1tsp Basil
  • 1tsp Garlic pepper
  • 400g Chopped tomatoes
  • 500g Microwave rice of your choice (I used long grain)
  • 4-5 Sprays of low-cal spray (we use fry light)
  • Salt and pepper to taste/ season

Macros per serving.

463 kcal/ 40g P/ 53g C/ 9g F/


  1. Heat a large frying pan on a low-to-medium heat, cover with low cal spray.
  2. Carefully dice the onion, add to pan with the minced garlic.
  3. Slowly fry the onion and garlic until the onion has softened.
  4. Add the chicken, and cook until brown.
  5. Increase the heat, and add in the peppers.
  6. Once the peppers have softened, and the chicken is fully cooked, add the drained black olives.
  7. Stir in the chopped tomatoes – adding the oregano, basil and garlic pepper.
  8. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 12-15minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve with prepared microwave rice, adding any extra seasoning if necessary.
  10. Enjoy!

Give this nutritious recipe a go, and if you do make any of the other recipes featured, post and tag me on Instagram. I’d love to be able to see some of my homemade creations appear elsewhere!

Amy xo.

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