Mediterranean chicken and polenta

Mediterranean chicken and polenta

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: 4

This recipe is low in fat and high in protein, making it a delicious, healthy meal.  Courtesy of


  • 1/2 of a 6.5-oz. jar oil-packed dried tomatoes with Italian herbs
  • 4 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 to 1 1/4 lb)
  • 1 cup assorted olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 small bay leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup cornmeal


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Drain tomatoes, reserving the oil. Season chicken with salt and black pepper. In 10-inch oven-going skillet heat all the reserved oil over medium-high.
  2. Cook chicken in hot oil 3 minutes each side or until browned; remove skillet from heat. Add tomatoes, olives, wine, and bay leaves. Transfer to oven.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 170 degrees F when inserted in chicken.
  4. Meanwhile, for polenta, in large saucepan bring 3 cups water to boiling. In a bowl combine cornmeal, 1 cup cold water, and 1 tsp. salt; gradually stir into boiling water.
  5. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Reduce heat; stir occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaves Serve chicken with polenta and olives.

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