Chicken with Cherry Tomato and Olive Topping

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Manning Barr
Recipe from Cooking Light

This easy Mediterranean chicken features chicken breasts topped with a mixture of cherry tomatoes, olives,  and fresh basil served over angel hair pasta.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 12 kalamata olives, chopped and pitted

Preparation

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the chicken with black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add oil to pan. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done.
  2. While chicken cooks, combine tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Serve over chicken.
Nancy Hughes,
May 2004

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 247
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 39.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.6g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 99mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 515mg
  • Calcium: 27mg