Arizona Chicken Recipe
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Arizona Chicken Recipe

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I HAVE a large collection of recipes with a Southwest flavor. Served with either pasta or rice, this is one of my husband's favorites. The moist, flavorful chicken suits any occasion, plus it can be prepared for any number of guests. -Carolyn Deming, Miami, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 277 calories, 13g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a skillet, brown chicken on both sides in 2 tablespoons of oil. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, celery, water, olives, garlic powder, oregano, salt if desired and pepper; bring to a boil.
  2. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Return chicken to pan. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Add mushrooms; simmer 15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Arizona Chicken in Reminisce July/August 1998, p45

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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ejt325 User ID: 4790999 22216
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"We really liked this, I just wish there was more sauce."

cherokeelady_1 User ID: 5443327 23586
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"Its Great and Fast"

caglaser User ID: 3870171 51636
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"Very tasty defintely a keeper"

keron User ID: 1254695 17533
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2008

"It takes a little time to make it but it is worth. This dish is very tasty and the sauce is wonderful. I cut back a little on the tomatoes(my own preference) and served with plain rice cooked in vegetable broth, over which I put some of the sauce."

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