Tuscan Chicken with Olives and Capers

This chicken dish gets bold flavor from capers, tomatoes, and olives. Give it even more richness with kalamata or other specialty olives.

Tuscan Chicken with Olives and Capers
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Tuscan Chicken with Olives and Capers

This hearty chicken dish gets bold flavor from capers, tomatoes, and olives. It has only 298 calories per serving. Get the recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken and olives
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 298 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. olive oil divided use
  • 4 (4-oz.) raw chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 4 medium shallots chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes no salt added
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. capers
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced black olives
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tsp. oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. 

  2. Add chicken; cook for 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan. Keep warm.

  3. Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil over medium-high heat.

  4. Add shallots; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until translucent.


  5. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.


  6. Add tomatoes, bay leaf, and thyme. Season with pepper if desired; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.


  7. Add capers, olives, and chicken; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Remove bay leaf.


  8. Divide rice evenly between four serving plates. Top with chicken breast and sauce.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Chicken with Olives and Capers
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 26g 52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.