Chicken with Dried Tomato Sauce

Photo: Oxmoor House
Balsamic vinegar and dried tomatoes give this simple chicken dish sophisticated flavor. If one of your kids cleans his or her plate, you may have a future chef on your hands.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 14 Minutes
Cook: 16 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 219
Caloriesfromfat 16 %
Fat 4 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 40.3 g
Carbohydrate 3.1 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 101 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 666 mg
Calcium 30 mg

Ingredients

1 (8-oz.) jar dried tomatoes in oil
4 (6-oz.) skinned and boned chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Garnish: fresh oregano sprig

Preparation

1. Drain 1 1/2 Tbsp. oil from jar of tomatoes into a large skillet; set aside. Remove 1/4 cup dried tomatoes from jar, and finely chop. Refrigerate remaining tomatoes and oil in jar for another use.

2. Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/2-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken with 1/8 tsp. salt and pepper.

3. Heat 1 1/2 Tbsp. reserved oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

4. Add chopped dried tomatoes, remaining 1/8 tsp. salt, chicken broth, oregano, and vinegar to pan; bring to a boil, scraping to loosen browned bits from pan. Cook 3 minutes or until broth mixture is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Serve sauce over chicken. Garnish, if desired.

MENU IDEA FOR 4 * Chicken with Dried Tomato Sauce * Basmati rice * Steamed green beans

GROCERIES NEEDED Check staples: salt, pepper, dried oregano, balsamic vinegar * 1 (8-oz.) jar dried tomatoes in oil * 4 (6-oz.) skinned and boned chicken breasts * 1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth * 1 bunch fresh oregano (optional) * 1 package basmati rice * 1 lb. fresh or frozen green beans

Note:

Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison,

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