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Chicken Mediterranean

**** One of my new favorites. Great flavor combination and it makes a great hearty meal. Makes 2 big servings.
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 lb boneless , skinless chicken breast - cut into cubes
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced Italian tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 C sliced black olives
  • 1/3 C crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 oz penne pasta , cooked

Instructions

  1. In a skillet, saute garlic in oil over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add the cubed chicken and cook over medium-high for 6-7 minutes until chicken is done and lightly browned. Remove chicken and put aside. Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, and black olives to the skillet and reduce heat. Simmer on low for about 7 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Return the chicken to the skillet and stir. Sprinkle with feta cheese and remove from the heat. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes. Serve immediately over hot cooked pasta.  Serve with fresh crusty bread.

Recipe Notes

Tips and Stuff : I used 1 fairly large chicken breast, weighing around 1/2 lb. I cut it into 1/2" cubes and it was perfect.  I also used fresh basil because I grow it, but you can use dried.  I added about 2 tbsp. of the pasta water to the tomato mixture to add a little more moisture.  Wonderful!