Chicken Breasts
with
Rapini and Tomatoes



vegetables


Rustic

Lean Chicken Breasts with Rapini is a rustic kind of dish flavored with cherry tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and tender broccolini. This dish is a very healthy choice for a weekend meal. It’s simple to make and tastes delicious.

Rapini is commonly used in Southern Italian cuisine. It has a slightly bitter taste and can be braised, steamed, roasted or sautéed. It goes great with pasta and many other Italian main dishes.

Chicken Breasts with Rapini is a healthy, tasty dish that can be served for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp of dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp of thyme
  • 2 Tbls of light extra virgin olive oil

    Rapini

  • 2 Tbls of light extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch of long green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 bunch of rapini, stems removed and chopped
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tbls of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 1/2 cup of fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound of whole wheat fusilli pasta

    PREPARATION

  • Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, oregano, basil and thyme.
  • In a large frying pan sauté the chicken on both sides in 2 Tbls of oil until the chicken is browned. Around 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat the remaining 2 Tbls of oil and add the onions and garlic. Cook for 1 minutes.
  • Add the rapini and cook until slightly wilted.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, vinegar, wine, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  • Cook until the tomatoes are heated through and tender.
  • Return the Chicken to the pan and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In 6 quarts of boiling salted water cook the pasta until al dente. Around 10 minutes.
  • Drain and plate the pasta.
  • Top with the rapini and tomatoes.
  • Top with chicken breasts.

    Serves 4 people

    NEXT: 10. Tortellini and Zucchini Soup



    Don't forget to click on the logo below and subscribe to my
    NEW NEWSLETTER

    Great Chicago Italian Recipes

    That's a discovery! That' Italian! That's
    Great-Chicago-Italian-Recipes.com


    Leave Chicken Breasts with Rapini and Return to Italian Recipes
    Leave Chicken Breasts with Rapini and Return to Healthy Recipes
    Leave Chicken Breasts with Rapini and
    Return to Italian Poultry Recipes


    Google


    Home | The Italian Grocer | Italian Heritage | Italian Chefs | New Contest | What‘s New | Restaurant Reviews | Your Reviews | Appetizer Recipes | Soup Recipes | Salad Recipes | Bread Recipes | Vegetable Recipes | Pasta Recipes | Poultry Recipes | Beef Recipes | Pork Recipes | Veal Recipes | Lamb Recipes | Seafood Recipes | Pizza Recipes | Cooking for Kids | Italian Cheese | Italian Wine | Dessert Recipes | Coffee and Espresso| Italian Dinner Music | Food Glossary | About the Cook | Sitemap | Share This Site | Contact | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Submit Your Recipes | Your Italian Recipes | Archived Menus


  • Print Friendly and PDF



    32 Great Italian Sauces


    book

    Downloadable E-book


    Mia Cucina Pazzo


    book

    <Downloadable E-book


    Pizza

    book

    Downloadable E-book


    Italian Christmas Cookies


    book

    Downloadable E-book