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Mediterranean Chicken Fettuccine

Herbed tomato sauce enhances the tender, moist chicken in this delectable dish from Cynthia McGraw of Florissant, Missouri. Crumbled feta cheese and tangy green olives bring home the essence of Mediterranean flavor. "If you use fresh herbs, add them to the skillet during the last 15 minutes of cooking," Cynthia advises. "This dish is excellent made the day before and reheated."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup dry red wine or chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives


  • In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute the onion, celery and garlic until tender. Add the tomatoes, wine or broth, oregano, basil, sugar, pepper, salt, bay leaves and chicken; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cook fettuccine according to package directions. Uncover chicken mixture; simmer 10 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear. Discard bay leaves. Drain fettuccine; top with chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with feta cheese and olives.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 468 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 739mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 32g protein.
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  • ConnieK
    Jul 5, 2012

    A different way to make chicken and pasta. Will be making this again. Love the olives and feta! Great change of pace.

  • Mrs Romano
    Nov 29, 2009

    This recipe was very easy to make and delicious. My husband doesn't like olives or feta cheese, so I served his without adding this as a topping. I used Chicken Breasts instead of thighs. I had a package of 5 boneless skinless breasts and it worked out great as you will have plenty of sauce. Make sure your skillet is a large skillet as this makes alot of sauce.

  • TerryDun
    Jul 27, 2009

    I am making this tonight. It seems so good. I was wondering though why there isn't any nutrition information on it. I got it out of the Dec/Jan 2002 magazine. I have made a spread sheet of all my favorites then look them up on line. I know if it was in the magazine it must have had the NI. So why isn't it here?