Mediterranean Chicken

How to make Mediterranean Chicken.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 4 medium sized boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup olive tapenade
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Place chicken breasts on a sheet of waxed paper.
  2. Sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon of the salt evenly over chicken breasts, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the basil and press lightly.
  3. Turn chicken breasts over.
  4. Sprinkle remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt over chicken and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons basil.
  5. Cover with another sheet of waxed paper.
  6. Pound chicken with rolling pin or meat mallet to 1/2-inch thickness.
  7. In 12-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  8. Add chicken breasts.
  9. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown on outside and no longer pink in the center.
  10. Remove chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  11. Return skillet to medium-high heat.
  12. Add tomatoes and tapenade to the skillet.
  13. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes just begin to soften and mixture is heated through.
  14. Serve tomato mixture over chicken and top with the remaining 2 tablespoons of basil.
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