Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Olive-Butter Sauce

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by evelynathens

An easy, tasty chicken dish with Mediterranean accents.

Top Review by sugarpea

Yum! This was sooo good! I had a difficult time though with the sauce separating, just couldn't get that butter swirled in without it breaking. That is definitely not the recipe's fault-that's the cook. Practice makes perfect... Next time I would double up on the rub ingredients. It was fantastic and I'd like to have a lot more of it on my chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For chicken: Mix oregano, garlic powder, cayenne and black pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Rub spice mixture on both sides of chicken breasts.
  3. Cover and let stand 30 minutes.
  4. Melt butter with olive oil in large skillet over high heat.
  5. Add chicken and saute until golden-brown and just springy to touch, about 5 minutes per side.
  6. Transfer chicken to large platter, tent with foil to keep warm.
  7. For sauce: Melt 3 tblsps butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Add onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
  9. Add garlic and tomatoes and saute 2 minutes.
  10. Add stock and olives and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  11. Pour any juices accumulated in platter with chicken into sauce.
  12. Mix in chilled butter, a bit at a time, whisking, just until blended into sauce and sauce is glossy.
  13. Season.
  14. Spoon over chicken,.

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