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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

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 Sep. 20, 2014

"Excellent, will definitely make again!!"

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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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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"I forgot to add the cheese and even without the cheese we decided that this recipe is a keeper!"

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Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"Quick, easy, and delicious! A great weeknight option."

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"I made this last night and it was wonderful. I am not used so much cayenne pepper but it was great. There was left over sauce and I used it in scrambled eggs for breakfast, the eggs were fabulous!!"

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