Chicken Breasts
Rapini and Tomatoes


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!



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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