Olive ‘n Fig Chicken for Two
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 TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup green olive tapenade
- 1 tablespoon fig preserves
- Sliced pimiento-stuffed olives, optional
- 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 reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 chicken breast half with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 345 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 822mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.
Originally published as Chicken with Green Olive-Fig Tapenade in Taste of Home June/July 2011