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Rosemary Chicken With Two-Corn Polenta

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels (about 1 ear) or frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Rosemary sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 261
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 8.1 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 4.5 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 28.5 g
  • carbohydrate 17.3 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 72 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 359 mg
  • calcium 18 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place cornmeal and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan. Gradually add water, stirring constantly with a whisk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in corn kernels. Set aside; keep warm.

  2. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, chopped rosemary, and pepper.

  3. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and sauté 3 minutes on each side or until done.

  4. Arrange a chicken breast half and 1/2 cup polenta on each of 4 plates; drizzle 1/2 teaspoon oil over each serving of polenta. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.