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Farfalle with Chicken Capers & Sundried Tomatoes

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Farfalle with Chicken Capers & Sundried Tomatoes is tossed with fresh spinach and arugula in a delicate velvety sauce made with white wine, butter, chicken broth, and light cream.  This fabulous pasta dish is made with 5 healthy ingredients which turn it into a satisfying, one-plate meal!!  Ready in under 30 minutes.  A simple meal and easy to make – but big on flavor!


My family was craving pasta the other night and since this one turned out so good, I had to post it.

Farfalle with Chicken Capers Sundried Tomatoes and Spinach happens to be one of my family’s favorite dishes for dinner.  And quite frankly, I love it too because it’s super easy for me to put it together in no time.

The creamy sauce is created in minutes and it’s the secret to this amazing pasta dish.  It’s very light, delicate and very tasty.

Not heavy or weighed down with a ton of fat or calories.

The velvety sauce came together very quickly with a few staple ingredients.  Plus, everything is cooked in one large skillet, which made this perfect for easy cleanup!


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How to make Farfalle with Chicken Capers Sundried Tomatoes…

1.  First, take one package of chicken cutlets and cut each cutlet into 2-inch strips.

2.  Next, sauté the chicken in a deep skillet with olive oil, butter, garlic, and red pepper flakes. 

3.  Add in the capers, sundried tomatoes, white wine, vegetable broth, and some half-and-half cream, and simmer for a few minutes more and the sauce is done!

4.  Meanwhile, toss the pasta into a pot of boiling water.  When Farfalle pasta is ready, drain and then and toss in all ingredients together.

5.  At the last minute, throw in a handful of fresh baby spinach and baby arugula into the mix; and by all means, feel free to add as much as you like, they will quickly wilt into the mix.

And serve!

Fresh healthy greens always add nutrients along with some vibrant color to the dish.



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Farfalle with Chicken, Capers & Sundried Tomatoes contains all the carbs, protein, and healthy greens in one dish – makes this a win-win in all categories!

Loaded with so much flavor and textures, a one-dish meal, or one-pot wonder – or whatever you may call this dish,  you can be sure it’s loaded with deliciousness!

So good, everyone will ask for seconds!  I loved the fact it took about 20 minutes to get it to the table,  Yay!!!! 

…and the rave reviews coming from my family were even better!

If you need a suggestion on a particular wine that would go well with this pasta dish?  We recommend a simple, refreshing, light white wine like a Pinot Grigio from the Alto Adige region of Italy, which would work very well with this dish. 

Cheers and ENJOY!!


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Yield: 4 to 6

Farfalle with Chicken Capers Sundried Tomatoes and Spinach

Farfalle with Chicken Capers Sundried Tomatoes and Spinach

Farfalle pasta gets tossed with chicken, capers, sundried tomatoes, fresh spinach, and arugula in a delicate velvety sauce made with white wine, butter, chicken broth, and light cream. Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves- sliced
  • 3 skinless chicken cutlets- cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. capers
  • 5 to 6 sundried tomatoes in oil - chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2/3 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream, or half-and-half light cream
  • 1 pound Farfalle (bow-ties) pasta
  • 1 package
  • 3 cups packed mixed fresh baby spinach and baby arugula
  • grated Parmesan cheese, at the table for serving


  1. In a large skillet, on medium heat, heat olive oil, butter, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Sauté garlic until golden, about 2 minutes. Add chicken, salt and pepper, and sauté until chicken is fully cooked about 4 minutes.
  2. Add capers, sundried tomatoes, and white wine and reduce heat to simmer for 2 minutes. Add in vegetable broth and cover with a lid. Continue to simmer until the broth is heated through.
  3. Then stir in the cream and simmer until cream slightly thickens. Turn off the heat.
  4. Meantime, bring a large pot of water to boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the boiling water. Add farfalle (bow-ties) pasta and cook pasta until al-dente, about 6 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of boiling water and set aside.
  5. Drain pasta. Transfer pasta back into the pot. Slowly, transfer the entire skillet with the chicken mixture and cream sauce into the pot. Add in fresh baby spinach and arugula and the reserved water. Toss the pasta until everything is well combined. Remove from heat.
  6. Serve into individual bowls with grated Parmesan cheese at the table.
  7. Serves 4 to 6


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Anna and Liz

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      September 25, 2019 at 12:18 am

      You’re welcome! Have a great week!

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    March 11, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Looks so delicious.I like this recipe.I will try this.Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe.

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    January 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you Sandra! I make this dish often and started creating variations from this one recipe years ago. Skillet meals are fast for me. It's my "go-to" meal when I am short for time in the kitchen. Hope you get to try this recipe. Have a great weekend!

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    January 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Another gorgeously tasty dish to try. Oh my! I'm going to have to start a new folder of 'delicousness'!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    November 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    We love capers too. This sounds wonderful and not too heavy!

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      November 17, 2014 at 3:33 am

      That's what we love about this dish, because it's not heavy at all- your family will ask for seconds for sure! Enjoy!

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    November 13, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Your husband has great taste! I love this combo of ingredients and I am so ready for pasta! Plus bow ties are just so dang cute!

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