Chicken in Tomato-Caper Sauce Recipe
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Chicken in Tomato-Caper Sauce Recipe

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This is what I call an easy crowd pleaser. I like to serve this entree with pasta and a nice salad. If you don’t have capers, try using diced green olives instead. —Shemaine Rohrbach, Allentown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 392 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 545mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 45g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 6 lean meat 1-1/2 fat


  1. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides; remove from pan.
  2. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes, spinach, capers, basil and cayenne. Return chicken to pan. Cook, covered, 8-10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  3. Sprinkle with cheeses. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken in Tomato-Caper Sauce in Taste of Home April/May 2013

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2016

"Amazing flavors in this dish! My husband says it belongs in a restaurant"

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

"Everyone loved this dish. Just the sauce would be great on pasta or rice!"

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"This is excellent! I served it with buttered noodles and pan roasted squash. I want to try this sauce with fish."

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"Excellent, will definitely make again!!"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"My kids actually loved this and is one they request often. I wasnt sure how they would like the capers but this just adds to the flavor. a family favorite."

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