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Sauteed Chicken With Fresh, Warm Bruschetta

Sauteed Chicken With Fresh, Warm Bruschetta

There’s a good reason tomato bruschetta piled on tiny toasts stays at the top of the appetizer popularity list. It’s hard to find a more appealing flavour mix than sweet tomatoes loaded with briny olives, capers and laced with Mediterranean seasonings. So here we bring it into main course dining with a speedy chicken skillet dinner that gives you your fill of the healthy addictive herbed tomatoes. This dish is a must in prime time tomato season. Have lots of rice for soaking up the juices.


  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) coarsely-chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar, preferably white balsamic
  • 4 ripe, but firm large tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) capers
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each of dried leaf basil and oregano
  • 2 green onions, thinly-sliced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) coarsely-chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) water


  1. Trim any excess fat from chicken. Heat oil in a wide frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until golden tinged, 2 to 3 min a side. Meanwhile mince garlic and coarsely chop olives.

  2. When chicken is golden, scatter with garlic, olives and balsamic. Add 1/4 cup (60 mL) water. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 6 minutes. Turn chicken and continue cooking for 6 to 8 more minutes and internal temperature registers 165°F (74°C).

  3. While chicken is cooking, slice tomatoes into quarters and squeeze out all seeds and juice. Chop tomato pulp. It should measure about 3 cups (375 mL). Stir capers, sugar, dried basil and oregano, onions and fresh basil into tomatoes. When chicken is cooked, remove to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  4. Immediately turn heat to high and add tomato mixture to sauce remaining in pan. Stir constantly just until tomatoes are hot. Spoon over chicken and pour pan juices over top. Garnish with fresh basil.

Nutrition Info

  • Amount
  • Calories 279
  • Protein 38 g
  • Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 12 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Cholesterol 90 mg
  • Sodium 422 mg
  • % Daily Value
  • Potassium 24
  • Calcium 5
  • Iron 12
  • Vitamin A 15
  • Vitamin C 35
  • Vitamin B6 47
  • Vitamin B12 20
  • Folate 12
  • Magnesium 27
  • Zinc 18

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