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Tomato-Orange Marmalade Chicken

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on time 35 mins
Total time 35 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
If you'd like the tomatoes to have a saucier consistency, once you've added the remaining tomatoes in Step 3, cover and simmer over low heat for up to 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6- to 8-oz.) skinned and boned chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons sweet orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped

How to Make It

  1. Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/2-inch thickness, using a small skillet or flat side of a meat mallet. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

  2. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 2 chicken breasts in skillet 4 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer to a serving platter; cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and chicken.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low; add 3 Tbsp. water and half of tomatoes. Cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Stir in marmalade and vinegar; cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until tomatoes burst and sauce begins to thicken. Stir in remaining tomatoes, and cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in basil; add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon sauce over chicken.