Flattened chicken with tomatoes, olives & capers

Flattened chicken with tomatoes, olives & capers

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 1

Eating on your own needn't mean beans on toast, as this 20-minute supper proves

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
339
protein
36g
carbs
9g
fat
17g
saturates
3g
fibre
3g
sugar
5g
salt
2.78g

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • a little seasoned flour, for dusting
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large ripe tomato, chopped
  • 2 tsp capers
  • handful olives
  • splash white wine (or water, if you prefer)
  • chopped chives or parsley

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Method

  1. Split the chicken breast almost in half and open it out like a book. Bash with a rolling pin to flatten, then lightly coat in the seasoned flour. Heat the oil in a pan, add the chicken and cook for 3-4 mins on each side until crisp, browned and cooked through. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  2. Add the tomato, capers, olives and wine to the pan, season to taste, then bring to the boil. Bubble the sauce for 2-3 mins until the tomatoes are starting to break down, then spoon over the chicken and scatter with chopped herbs. Delicious with steamed potatoes.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2009

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WhatsCookingGoodLooking's picture
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Loved this recipe!!! For the seasoning of the flour I used salt, paprika, curry powder and a pinch of chili powder. And instead of chopped chived or parsley I used rosemary. Served it with the recommended 'New potatoes with lemon & chive butter' (but used parsley there instead of chives). Left out the olives.

damenga's picture
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Easy to make and tasty. However the sauce was a little bland.
Would make it again but add a little spice to the sauce.
Served it with new potatoes with lemon and chive butter which was excellent.

lizleicester's picture
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This is a really easy way to make a delicious meal out of a boring chicken breast, even when using a couple of tablespoons of tinned chopped tomatoes in the absence of fresh ones.

liezeldutoit's picture
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Bland, wont make it again.

lillytea's picture
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I really enjoyed this dish and would do it again.

I had mine with boiled potatoes which worked really well.

kizbut1's picture
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My 10 yr old daughter helped me with this dish - actually she did all but the frying of the meat, it was very tasty and very quick and after watching the Hairy Bikers tour Britain she has drizzling sauces round the plate down to a fine art.

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