Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

This seven-ingredient chicken entrée features jarred sun-dried tomatoes, fresh herbs, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Not only is it easy to prepare, but this chicken recipe is perfect for both quick weeknight dinners and weekend entertaining. For more dishes like this, see our complete collection of chicken recipes.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 2 tablespoons sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 254
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 8.2 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 4.9 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 40.4 g
Carbohydrate 2.3 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 387 mg
Calcium 29 mg

Ingredients

1 (8-ounce) jar oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Preparation

Drain sun-dried tomatoes in a sieve over a bowl, reserving oil. Set aside 1 1/2 tablespoons reserved oil to cook chicken. Finely chop 1/4 cup tomatoes; set aside for sauce. Place remaining oil and tomatoes in sun-dried tomato jar; reserve for another use.

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper.

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

Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes, 1/8 teaspoon salt, broth, oregano, and vinegar; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until broth mixture is reduced to 1/2 cup (about 3 minutes). Serve sauce over chicken.

Note:

Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison,

January 2005