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

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.

Wileysmom December 28, 2002

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.

Miss Annie May 21, 2002

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

najwa November 07, 2005