Fresh basil, capers, and olives give this chicken recipe the zesty fresh flavors of Mediterranean cooking. For a colorful presentation, the chicken breasts are served on a bed of fresh greens and roasted peppers and onions.

Source: Family Circle


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15 mins
15 mins
10 mins
40 mins


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  • Heat broiler.

  • In a bowl, toss peppers and onion with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Coat broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray; broil peppers and onion for 10 minutes or until lightly charred, stirring every 3 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and place peppers and onions in a medium-size nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add capers, 1 tablespoon of the chopped olives, red wine vinegar and 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Heat 1 to 2 minutes, remove and stir in basil, parsley, 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Place in a bowl and set aside.

  • Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 7 to 8 minutes per side or until browned and internal temperature of chicken registers 160°F on an instant-read thermometer.

  • Remove chicken from skillet and cool for 5 minutes. Spread each breast with a heaping tablespoon of remaining chopped olives. Slice chicken across the grain into 1/2-inch slices; set aside.

  • To serve, place 1 cup greens on a plate and top with the pepper mixture. Place a sliced chicken breast on top and drizzle any remaining juice from the pepper mixture over it.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 99mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 20g; insoluble fiber 6g; protein 43g; sodium 1018mg.