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Sicilian Olive Chicken

September/October 2011

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This saucy one-skillet chicken dish is full of tomatoes, spinach, olives and capers. Try Kalamata olives in place of the green Sicilians or a combination of both. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles with a mixed green salad on the side.


Sicilian Olive Chicken Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce can petite diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil or other Italian-style seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/3 cup halved Sicilian or other green olives
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 4 4-ounce chicken cutlets (see Tip)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. Combine tomatoes, spinach, olives, capers and crushed red pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until browned on one side, 2 to 4 minutes. Turn it over; top with the tomato mixture. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: If you can’t find chicken cutlets for this recipe, you can make your own. Purchase four 5-ounce chicken breasts. Remove the tenders and trim the fat. Place the chicken between pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with a rolling pin, meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to about 1/2 inch thick.

Nutrition

Per serving: 210 calories; 8 g fat (2 g sat, 5 g mono); 63 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 26 g protein; 3 g fiber; 527 mg sodium; 401 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (151% daily value), Vitamin C (32% dv), Folate (22% dv), Magnesium (17% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable,3 lean meat, 1 fat



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Recipe Categories

Main Ingredient
Chicken
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Type of Dish
Main dish, poultry
Ethnic/Regional
Italian
Mediterranean
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
4

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