Chicken alla pizzaiola

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Serves4
Time 25 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 600g chicken breast fillets, butterflied
  • 2 tablespoons (40ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 20 salted capers, rinsed, drained, chopped
  • 400g Italian canned chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 50g black olives, sliced
  • 200g bocconcini mozzarella, halved
  • 3 basil leaves, torn into pieces to serve
  • Sea salt, freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It
Step 1

Place chicken between 2 sheets cling film (plastic wrap). Lightly pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin to tenderise.

Step 2

Heat half of the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned all over (approximately 2 minutes on each side). Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.

Step 3

Heat the remaining olive oil. Add the garlic and soften without browning for 2 minutes, then add the capers and tomatoes. Season well with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes have reduced.

Step 4

Return the chicken breast fillets to the frying pan and spoon pizzaiola sauce over the top. Cook the chicken for 3 minutes on one side. Turn the breast fillets. Add the olives, mozzarella and sprinkle oregano over the top. Cook for a further 3 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 5

To serve, sprinkle the basil leaves over the Chicken alla pizzaiola – buon appetito.

600g chicken breast fillets, butterflied|2 tablespoons (40ml) extra virgin olive oil|1 clove garlic, crushed|20 salted capers, rinsed, drained, chopped|400g Italian canned chopped tomatoes, drained|1 tablespoon dried oregano|50g black olives, sliced|200g bocconcini mozzarella, halved|3 basil leaves, torn into pieces to serve|Sea salt, freshly ground black pepper

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