This is our family's absolute favorite. We have it every couple of weeks. I serve it stacked just like in the picture on the Orzo with spring greens and rosemary and it looks just like the picture. I feel like a professional chef when I prepare this it is so beautiful to look at as well as having everything that we like best. I have just tried a recipe that starts by browning the chicken in the frying pan and then puts it in the oven at 450 for 10-15 minutes. I may try that next time just because it frees up the pan for the sauce and some of the chicken breasts I have been able to get are kind of large and harder to cook in a frying pan. I think my husband through out my copy of the recipe thinking it was just a magazine (it was getting pretty ragged from frequent use) and I have just got this link from cooking light because I begged them to help me find it again -- I love it so much. I also just bought the larger book that it appears in
Kalamata-Balsamic Chicken with Feta
bamabird Posted: 01/20/10
cooper1dog Posted: 08/10/10
This recipe is so good! I used olive oil to brown my chicken instead of the spray in the pan. The original recipe pairs it with orzo, but I skipped it and fixed steamed green beans. Be sure and add the balsamic and the Kalamata olives. Will fix this again soon.
guamgirl Posted: 07/01/13
Very nice! I used grilled thighs and less olives, the taste was outstanding. Like something from a nice restaurant. Didn't do the orzo suggested in the book, did the zucchini/ mushroom orzo, and it worked great. Double the sauce, it is so yummy! Keep on the rotation.
demopo Posted: 03/08/13
easy to put together, beautiful presentation and most of all, delicious! Served over a bed of orzo, as suggested.
SweetieMagoo02 Posted: 02/27/13
This is one of my favorite recipes. When I prepare this meal, my husband thinks we're eating out at a fancy restrurant. This meal is easy to prepare, the orzo is delicious with the spring mix lettuce and pine nuts. I also cook my chicken in olive oil. I skip the olives because no one eats them and I don't add rosemary because I don't keep it on hand. Other than that, this recipe is quick and easy for a weekday meal and my family loves it!
ktleyed Posted: 04/06/14
This was delicious, I made it just as written and served with the orzo. Just as yummy if not better the next for leftovers at lunch!