Sicilian Chicken

Sicilian ChickenRecipe
Lee Harrelson
Sicilian olives are large green olives marinated in herbs; you can substitute Spanish manzanilla olives. Accompany with orzo pasta and Chianti, if you're pouring wine.


4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 6 tablespoons sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 304
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 6.8 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 3.9 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 41.3 g
Carbohydrate 18.2 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 671 mg
Calcium 59 mg


4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup sliced Sicilian olives
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced no-salt-added tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


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

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Add wine; cook 1 minute. Add olives and the next 4 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until chicken is done. Sprinkle with basil.