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Chicken in Tomato-Caper Sauce Recipe

Chicken in Tomato-Caper Sauce Recipe

This is what I call an easy crowd pleaser. I like to serve this entree with pasta and a nice salad. If you don’t have capers, try using diced green olives instead. —Shemaine Rohrbach, Allentown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides; remove from pan.
  • 2. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes, spinach, capers, basil and cayenne. Return chicken to pan. Cook, covered, 8-10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • 3. Sprinkle with cheeses. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 392 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 545mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 45g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 6 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 254014
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"Fine restaurant quality! Great recipe!"

schamberlain User ID: 8299832 247107
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2016

"Amazing flavors in this dish! My husband says it belongs in a restaurant"

mchisler User ID: 4542476 231100
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

"Everyone loved this dish. Just the sauce would be great on pasta or rice!"

TexasR User ID: 2715154 230163
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"This is excellent! I served it with buttered noodles and pan roasted squash. I want to try this sauce with fish."

japroscia User ID: 3527171 193863
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"Excellent, will definitely make again!!"

krysta72 User ID: 7314057 133597
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"My kids actually loved this and is one they request often. I wasnt sure how they would like the capers but this just adds to the flavor. a family favorite."

eapetema User ID: 1293056 178647
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"I forgot to add the cheese and even without the cheese we decided that this recipe is a keeper!"

nancyphudson User ID: 279258 180202
Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"quick, easy, and delicious! A great weeknight option."

kheer User ID: 4431496 195494
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"I made this last night and it was wonderful. I am not used so much cayenne pepper but it was great. There was left over sauce and I used it in scrambled eggs for breakfast, the eggs were fabulous!!"

LLbarry User ID: 7201456 118324
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"Winner! My husband loved it and it was a quick weeknight meal with lots of flavor, I saved time by using chicken tenders."

[email protected] User ID: 77962 117950
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"This recipe is good but not exceptional. I wish the caper flavor had been stronger; perhaps increasing the amount would help. I did appreciated the large amount of veggies included--you don't need to add any veggie side dishes to this dish, just a starch! I ate it with couscous and bulgur."

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