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Healthy Tuscan Chicken Recipe
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Healthy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

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I created this recipe one night when I was looking for a new way to prepare chicken. It's moist, tender, saucy, and healthy, too. I recently lost 30-some pounds, and this is one dish I prepare often. —Carla Wells, Somerset, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 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
  • 1 each medium green, sweet red and yellow peppers, julienned
  • 2 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup vegetable mixture equals 304 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 389 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 38 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute peppers and prosciutto until peppers are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Add the tomatoes, broth, basil, oregano and chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tuscan Chicken in Healthy Cooking August/September 2011, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup vegetable mixture equals 304 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 389 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 38 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

Reviews for Healthy Tuscan Chicken(11)

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

This was flavorful but we liked the Tuscan Chicken by Debra Legrand better. The two recipes are nothing alike. This is saucy and the other is not.

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

This was very very good!!!!! Thanks for such a healthy and tasty recipe!!!!!!

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

Chicken was very moist! My husband is very picky and loved it. Will make it again for sure!!

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

This recipe is Awsome! I served this with Angel hair pasta and a salad a full dinner in no time. I make this at least once a month.

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

Love this recipe! Wouldn't change a thing!

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