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Arizona Chicken

I HAVE a large collection of recipes with a Southwest flavor. Served with either pasta or rice, this is one of my husband's favorites. The moist, flavorful chicken suits any occasion, plus it can be prepared for any number of guests. -Carolyn Deming, Miami, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced


  • In a skillet, brown chicken on both sides in 2 tablespoons of oil. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, celery, water, olives, garlic powder, oregano, salt if desired and pepper; bring to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Return chicken to pan. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Add mushrooms; simmer 15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 277 calories, 13g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

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  • ejt325
    Sep 12, 2013

    We really liked this, I just wish there was more sauce.

  • cherokeelady_1
    Sep 23, 2010

    Its Great and Fast

  • caglaser
    Jun 27, 2010

    Very tasty defintely a keeper

  • keron
    Mar 25, 2008

    It takes a little time to make it but it is worth. This dish is very tasty and the sauce is wonderful. I cut back a little on the tomatoes(my own preference) and served with plain rice cooked in vegetable broth, over which I put some of the sauce.