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Chicken with Dried Tomato Sauce

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 14 mins
Cook time 16 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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

  6. 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

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