Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is one of the few main dishes I cook completely in the microwave. It's easy, delicious and simple to adapt to ingredients on hand. If I don't have spaghetti sauce, I substitute a can of diced tomatoes, a can of tomato sauce, along with some basil, oregano, and a bay leaf. You can also cut the chicken into strips or chunks, depending on your preference.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine celery, peppers, onion, garlic and mushrooms with 1 T water and 1 T butter in a 2 quart microwave-safe dish.
  2. Cook uncovered on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring after every minute.
  3. Drain.
  4. Stir in spaghetti sauce, olives, tomato paste, salt and pepper.
  5. Slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise.
  6. Slide chicken into casserole dish with other ingredients, turning to coat with sauce.
  7. Arrange with meatiest portions out towards the outside of the dish.
  8. Cover and cook 10-12 minutes on high, or until chicken is cooked through.
  9. Serve over hot pasta or rice.