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Easy Mediterranean Chicken

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Easy Mediterranean Chicken
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4
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Bring the Mediterranean to your table with this simple chicken dish. Tomatoes, tapenade and basil come together in this quick dinner.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (5 oz each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved (about 10 oz)
  • 1/4 cup olive tapenade

Directions

  • 1
    Place chicken breasts on sheet of waxed paper. Sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon of the salt evenly over chicken breasts; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the basil; press lightly. Turn chicken breasts over. Sprinkle remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt over chicken; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons basil. Cover with another sheet of waxed paper. Pound chicken with rolling pin or meat mallet to 1/2-inch thickness.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts. Cook 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown on outside and no longer pink in center. Remove chicken to plate; cover to keep warm.
  • 3
    Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and tapenade to skillet. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes just begin to soften and mixture is heated through. Serve tomato mixture over chicken; top with remaining 2 tablespoons basil.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • tip 2
    Serve this chicken with a fresh green salad.
  • tip 3
    Olive tapenade can be made with green, black or a mixture of olives. A small amount contributes a lot of flavor. Look for olive tapenade near the olives, roasted peppers and other condiments in your supermarket.

Nutrition Information

220 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 32g Protein, 3g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
29%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
440mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
2g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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  • Bring the Mediterranean to your table with this simple chicken dish. Tomatoes, tapenade and basil come together in this quick dinner.
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