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Healthy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

Healthy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup vegetable mixture: 304 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 38g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Reviews for Healthy Tuscan Chicken

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DianaLin User ID: 6112565 252949
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2016

"Loved this. Admittedly we weren't going for healthy, so we used regular broth. Also, used garlic pepper on the chicken before browning, and used a can of diced tomatoes and chiles to pump up the flavor, rather than plain tomatoes. Served with a brown rice/quinoa blend (from an easy-make microwave pouch). Super easy meal that we can't wait to have again."

LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 249815
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2016

"This was so tasty! We usually stick with beef and tomato flavors but the chicken was really great! I thought the spices were good. The only change I made was adding sliced onion to the peppers. Otherwise, spot on good!!!"

bcbja User ID: 3264543 248556
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

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

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 224444
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

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

kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 221176
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."

kjones76 User ID: 5020820 150077
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

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

Dkawaller User ID: 7467670 116842
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."

elauradana User ID: 6953885 191496
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"My husband and I get bored very easily with the same foods and try not to have leftovers because we won't eat them. But this recipe is a repeat keeper. Absolutely delicious!"

Shoes58 User ID: 2519954 132572
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"lives up to its name. tastes and feels very healthy. simple and rather refreshing. would like to try with the fresh herbs next time as i would imagine they would kick up the "healthy" taste."

tmwhite User ID: 4442387 193195
Reviewed May. 27, 2014

"This recipe is great. I've made it several times now. It is even better left over than the first night. The flavors are great the second time around. To reheat, I heat the chicken and sauce first and then add in the peppers when it is nearly ready. That keeps my peppers from becoming too soggy. I hate that. Also, I didn't have cans of chicken broth when I made this the first time, so I used one of the Knorr Concentrated chicken Stock tubs and a little water. I think this intensified the chicken flavor. I also made this for a party not too long ago. I just cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and doubled the recipe. Everyone loved it."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 123600
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."

FitnessLovingMom User ID: 6137477 116808
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

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

caz426 User ID: 1366349 191443
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

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

Pandalee User ID: 5302703 150076
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."

sarahclause1486 User ID: 6185462 194586
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"Love this recipe! Wouldn't change a thing!"

semuller User ID: 4393852 116807
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"So easy to make, yet fancy enough for company! I served it with white rice."

cutsey User ID: 3756820 177969
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"This is excellent, especially with the honey wheat breadsticks. My family will enjoy this all year long."

foxyrox333 User ID: 4305001 132571
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"I completely agree with the last review- either drain the tomatos or don't add the chicken broth...also, I feel like it could have used just a little more favor- but it was pretty good!"

aubsmc User ID: 4410313 132570
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"Very good, my only complaint was how runny the sauce was. In the future I think I will either drain the tomatoes or not add the chicken broth. I sprinkled a little parmesan cheese on top. It was good and I think I may serve it over brown rice next time. Overall it was good."

TerryLaPorte User ID: 1781852 178910
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"This is a very good, healthy meal, nice and light for a hot summer day. I prepared it exactly as the recipe says. I will definitely make this one, again."

l2bake User ID: 2030987 195686
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"WOW! This was a wonderful dish! The flavors are excellent and it cooks up fast! Very happy with it and will definatly make it again and again!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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