Healthy Tuscan Chicken Recipe
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.
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"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."