Italian Chicken

Serve this flavorful Italian-style chicken skillet dinner recipe to family and guests. Easy and quick, it has black olives, capers, garlic, basil, wine, olive oil, and tomatoes--some of the best Italian flavors.

Italian Chicken
40 mins
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  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound total)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Greek black olives or ripe olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh basil
  • 2 cups hot cooked couscous
Rinse chicken; pat dry. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove from pan and keep warm.
For sauce, add the remaining olive oil, onion, and garlic to hot skillet. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, olives, capers, salt, and pepper to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 3 minutes. Stir together the wine or broth and cornstarch; add to the skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in basil. Pour sauce over chicken. Serve with couscous. Makes 4 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 319, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 59, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 32, fiber (g) 7, pro. (g) 27, vit. A (IU) 388.72, vit. C (mg) 24.8, sodium (mg) 289, calcium (mg) 30.29, iron (mg) 2.16, Vegetables () 2, Starch () 1.5, Lean Meat () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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