Smoked Chicken &Artichoke Pasta

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by JustJanS

I think this is a nice light easy pasta dish (and a change from the creamy sauces). It's a good way of using leftover turkey or ham for a variation.

Top Review by Wileysmom

My husband says that I shoud only give this 4 stars because it was only wonderful. I had a smoked turkey leftover from Thanksgiving. My DH said that he would like a pasta dish with the leftovers. A quick search yielded this recipe. I had a leek, artihokes and tomatoes. What luck. It was low fat and healthy. I made it and it was yummy. I was not feeling well, so just tasted it. After a bowl full I feel great and am eyeing the leftovers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 500 g dry pasta
  • 1 leek, white part only
  • 2 12 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 600 g smoked chicken (I have used turkey or ham too)
  • 150 ml chicken stock
  • 4 whole artichokes, quartered (I use the ones canned in brine and rinse them)
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 12 cup toasted pine nuts (, I cook them in a dry pan over a low heat shaking them until they're golden)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce


  1. Cook the pasta following the directions, drain and keep warm.
  2. Wash the leek well and slice thinly.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the leek and garlic and cook over a medium heat stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken, stock, artichokes and tomatoes and cook uncovered for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is heated through thoroughly.
  5. Stir in the pine nuts and season to taste.
  6. Toss through the pasta to combine and serve.

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