Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a great easy dish, and light too.
- 1⁄4 cup dried breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped (divided)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon anise seed
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup red onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup ouzo (anise flavored liquor or use dry white wine)
- 2 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch wide strips
- 8 kalamata olives, pitted and cut into thin slivers
- 1⁄2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- In food processor, process bread crumbs, 1 tbsp oregano, anise seeds and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until seeds are very fine. Coat chicken with mixture.
- In a large skillet, heat 2 tsp oil over med-high heat. Add chicken. Cook, turning once till cooked through. about 8 minutes, then move to a plate and keep warm.
- Add remaining oil, onion and garlic. Saute 1 minute, then add Ouzo. Raise heat to high and add tomatoes, olives and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook til tomatoes are softened but still in shape, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in remaingin oregano. Spoon sauce over 4 plates. Slice breasts on the bias and arrange them over the sauce. Sprinkle with feta and dill.
Excellent! The only thing we did different is instead of whole tomatoes, I added a 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes (juice and all) to the sauce and some white wine instead of the ouzo. I then placed the browned chicken in a glass dish and poured the tomato sauce mixture over it, added some feta on top with a little fresh dill, covered it with foil and baked in a 350 oven for approximately 20 minutes. Yum! I served it with a size of orzo. This was so good!
5 Stars easy! Wow, what a dish! Tomatoes, chicken, feta, and olives made this dish a no brainer for me to try. The chicken breasts were so moist and the coating was perfect. I used sourdough bread crumbs and about 1 1/2 tsp of dried oregano which worked great for it. I had just run out of white wine the other day so I ended up using chicken broth in the tomato/olive salad and it worked well. I also cut the amount of chicken in half while leaving the salad amount the same which I highly recommend doing because 2 of us finished it off easily. Loved this. So pretty and light. I will definitely make this more often as tomatoes come into season. Made this for PHOTO TAG Spring 2008. Thank you VERY much 2Bleu!