Chicken Pasta with Anise and Caper Sauce

Try this sauce over boneless pork chops or boneless, skinless chicken breasts and egg noodles.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 medium anise bulbs
  • 2 Tbsp. nonpareil capers
  • 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 cooked chicken thighs
  • 4 cups cooked farfalle pasta


  • Cut off anise stalks and freeze for soup stock. Thinly slice the anise bulbs. Place the anise, capers, broth, shallots, tomatoes, salt, and pepper in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 2 hours, and then add the parsley. Cook an additional 15 to 30 minutes on high. Serve with chicken over farfalle.