Zesty Chicken with Artichokes Recipe
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Zesty Chicken with Artichokes Recipe

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"Our two children, ages 5 and 8, love chicken. Both can be finicky eaters and they're not crazy about sauces, but they love this dish! It's so full of different flavors." Christine Ecker - Linwood, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and halved
  • 3/4 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 260 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 706mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. Combine the thyme, lemon peel, salt and pepper; rub over chicken. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in 2 teaspoons oil; remove and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the artichokes, wine and olives. Return chicken to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  3. Remove chicken and keep warm. Simmer artichoke mixture, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until liquid has evaporated; serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Chicken with Artichokes in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p57

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 90987
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"Mmm! I made this for dinner last night, and it was great! The rub on the chicken tastes marvelous, and the artichokes and olives add that extra something different. Flavorful and delicious all around."

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