Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 500 g dry pasta
  • 1 leek, white part only
  • 36.97 ml oil
  • 2 clove 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
  • 118.29 ml toasted pine nuts (, I cook them in a dry pan over a low heat shaking them until they're golden)
  • salt and pepper
  • 0.25 ml 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.
Most Helpful

5 5

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.

5 5

Jan, thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe. All of the flavors, the smokey chicken and leek. The tomatoes and artichokes, which I always love together. I used canned artichokes, and they were a bit small, so I halved them instead of quartering them. A terrific dish to make again. Thanks for sharing. It goes into my T&T cookbook for sure.

5 5

An excellent recipe! My husband loved it! I have also added some heavy cream after simmering and it was yummy! Thanks for sharing!