Easy Chicken Veracruz

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Inspired by a snapper Veracruz dish I had at a local Mexican restaurant, i created this variation using chicken. Sautéed chicken breasts are topped with tomato-basil sauce, tomatoes, sautéed onions, red and green bell peppers, and garnished with green olives and capers. Serve over hot rice or quinoa.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/2 inch thickness

  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 (15 ounce) jar Classico® Tomato and Basil Sauce

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup pitted green olives, coarsely chopped (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons capers for garnish (Optional)

Directions

  1. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts on both sides.

  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken in oil and cook until chicken begins to turn white, about 3 or 4 minutes. Turn and cook until chicken is browned, 3 or 4 more minutes, and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove chicken from skillet.

  3. Add remaining oil to pan. Stir in onions and red and green bell peppers. Cook and stir until the onions are softened and slightly browned, about 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in the tomato-basil sauce; let simmer for about 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Return the chicken to the pan and cook until chicken is heated through, a few minutes more.

  5. Serve over hot rice or quinoa. Garnish with chopped cherry tomatoes, green olives, and capers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
13g Fat
17g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 1057mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 69mg 343%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 361mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.