Chicken Breasts With Tomatoes and Capers

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Simple, quick, and delicious recipe (I modified it by using thighs and cooking everything a bit longer) from the New York Times' Pierre Franey. It's not as caper-y as you'd think/fear!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and butter in a heavy-bottom skillet. Add the chicken breasts and sauté over medium¬-high heat, turning the pieces often until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the shallots and garlic around the chicken. Cook briefly; add the tarragon, tomatoes, vinegar, capers, wine and tomato paste. Stir to dissolve the brown particles adhering to the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Blend well, bring to a boil, and then cover and simmer for 9 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.