Written by Jessica on Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's baaaack!

I was drawn to this meal because I always have all the ingredients on hand {with the exception of the olives}. I will keep making this meal because it was delicious!! I thought, because of the handiness of the ingredients, that this would be one of those good meals when I was in a pinch and needed to throw something together quickly; but oh no, this will definitely be a planned dinner often!

Recipe from Recipe Zaar.

Mediterranean Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives


a little olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic clove (about 2 cloves)
1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, with their liquid
1/2 cup kalamata olive, pitted and chopped (I left a few whole one's in there for looks)
1 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 tbsp. fresh)
1 teaspoon dried basil (or 1 tbsp. fresh)
top with feta, mozzarella, or Parmesan cheese

In a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet, heat the tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and saute until it is browned on all sides and just cooked through (about 7-10 minutes).

Remove chicken and place on a plate.

Add the teaspoons of olive oil and the onions to the pan, and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

Add the tomatoes olives, oregano and basil and cook the sauce for 5-8 more minutes.

Add the chicken and cook until it is heated through.

Serve over noodles or rice with a nice Greek salad and garlic toast.

Do yourself a favor and TRY this dish! I promise it will become a family favorite. For those of you with kiddos, Taylor loved the cut up chicken and spaghetti noodles, I didn't put a lot of the 'sauce' on his plate and he loves salad and garlic toast - so very kid adaptable. If the babies weren't still sick and on the BRAT diet, they could've eaten this will us too.

2 i *heart* comments!:

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I may have to try this one, thanks!

I may also have to follow your blog! :)

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

uh-oh you don't have a "follow" button!