Image

Pan-Seared Mediterranean Chicken

Print
You will get all the flavors of the Mediterranean in this dish featuring pan-seared chicken breasts in a sauce made with sun-dried tomatoes, chicken stock, garlic and lemon.

Ingredients

1 lemon
1.5 cups Swanson® Chicken Stock
0.333 cup sun-dried tomatoes (about 7 sun-dried tomatoes) cut into thin strips
1.25 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
0.25 teaspoon salt
0.125 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
0.333 cup minced shallot
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 pitted kalamata olives, cut in half
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
0.333 cup fresh basil leaves cut into very thin strips
0.25 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 cups hot cooked couscous or orzo

Instructions

Grate the zest and squeeze the juice from the lemon.  Stir the stock, tomatoes, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl.
Season the chicken with salt and black pepper.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook for 6 minutes or until well browned on both sides.  Remove the chicken from the skillet.
Reduce the heat to medium.  Heat the remaining oil in the skillet.  Add the shallots and garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute.
Add the stock mixture to the skillet and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Return the chicken to the skillet.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.  Sprinkle with the olives, capers, basil and cheese.  Serve with the couscous.

Recommended

Apple Crumb Tart with Cinnamon Cream image
Apple Crumb Tart with Cinnamon Cream
Love apples? Well sink your teeth into this delectable dessert! Quick and easy, with a cookie crumble topping that just melts in your mouth. A refreshingly tasty treat the whole family can enjoy!
Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps image
Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps
Based on a popular Chinese dish, these fun and tasty wraps make for appealing appetizers or well-proportioned meal that is perfect for entertaining!
Frankenguac Recipe image
Frankenguac Recipe
Play the mad scientist this year and bring a monster to life. A frightfully fun and delicious twist to a classic guacamole recipe!
Egg Rolls image
Egg Rolls
Learn how to make this classic, all-time favorite Chinese dish by using this easy to follow and simple recipe.

Top Videos

Pizza Margherita in 4 Easy Steps image
Pizza Margherita in 4 Easy Steps
Come celebrate the spirit of Italian cuisine with a delicious thin-crust pizza adorned with the colors of the Italian flag: Green from basil, white from mozzarella. and red from tomato sauce. A must-have for homemade pizza lovers!
Grilled Corn Salad image
Grilled Corn Salad
This is a fantastic summer salad. Buy summer's best sweet corn to mix with garden-fresh red peppers. Best of all, this can be made well ahead of time so you won't miss out on summer fun!
Chicken Pot Pie image
Chicken Pot Pie
A delicious chicken pot pie made from scratch with carrots, peas, and celery.
Easy Blueberry Pancakes image
Easy Blueberry Pancakes
An excellent recipe for blueberry pancakes. Chock-full of savory blueberries, with a sweetness that's not too overpowering, and pancakes so tender and fluffy you'll think you're in heaven. The end result is a delicious, nutritious and flavorful breakfast!