Rating: 4.5 stars
8 Ratings
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For this classic Italian chicken dish, simmer chicken pieces in a hearty mixture of onion, tomato, and celery flavored with capers, olives and fresh herbs and serve over pasta.

Recipe by Cooking Light October 1999

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half or 1 thigh and 1 drumstick, 1/2 cup sauce, and 1 cup pasta)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken breasts to pan, and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until the chicken is lightly browned. Remove chicken breasts from pan. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining chicken, and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until chicken is lightly browned. Remove chicken from pan.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan. Add onion and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add celery, and sauté 5 minutes. Add basil and next 8 ingredients (basil through bay leaves). Return chicken to pan, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Uncover and simmer 25 minutes or until chicken is tender. Discard bay leaves. Serve with pasta, and garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

406 calories; calories from fat 18%; fat 8.3g; saturated fat 1.6g; mono fat 3.9g; poly fat 1.6g; protein 37.9g; carbohydrates 43.6g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 99mg; iron 4mg; sodium 663mg; calcium 79mg.
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