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Olive 'n' Fig Chicken Recipe
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Olive 'n' Fig Chicken Recipe

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Olive fans will enjoy the elegance of this easy entree. “I love green olives and figs, so I put them together with chicken for a salty-sweet combination that’s perfect for a special meal.” —Carol Hull, Hermiston, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jar (6.35 ounces) green olive tapenade
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves
  • Sliced pimiento-stuffed olives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 360 calories, 22 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 899 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Directions

  1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-inch thickness; sprinkle with garlic salt and lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads
  2. 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, cook tapenade and fig preserves over medium heat until heated through, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Return chicken to the pan; cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes or until chicken is heated through. Garnish with olives if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Olive 'n Fig Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 2011, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 360 calories, 22 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 899 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

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