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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


  • 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.


  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

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"The leftovers were as good as the first time around!"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"Nice change. Could have used a little more flavor though. I salted the chicken."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"Quick and easy. Everyone loved it. Only used 1 pepper but it was still plenty (used more for garnish then side dish) and skipped the ham."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"This was a great dish. Very easy to make with lots of flavor."

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"I added a hot pepper and still found this kind of bland. I also used fresh chopped tomatoes and so I had to add salt. Perhaps some olives would have been nice. I used fresh herbs which I added at the end to preserve their flavor."

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