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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 253.2
  • Total Fat: 12.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 61.8 mg
  • Sodium: 693.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 24.6 g

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Italian Chicken with Olives

Submitted by: ERINAG1978
Italian Chicken with Olives

Introduction

A great classic Italian dish that your family is sure to enjoy. A great classic Italian dish that your family is sure to enjoy.
Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
    5 oz pkg Romano cheese
    3 chiken breasts, sliced in thirds, lengthwise (boneless, skinless)
    2 tbsp olive oil
    10 oz can diced tomatoes
    7 cloves garlic, crushed
    4 oz Kalamata olives, sliced
    2 tsp balsamic vinegar
    1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    5 tsp dried basil

Directions

Mix breadcrumbs and cheese, coat chicken slices with breadcrumb mixture on both sides.
Heat 2 tsp olive oil in skillet to medium heat.
Add chicken pieces and cook until golden brown. Set to side and keep warm.
Add tomatoes (drained), garlic, olives, vinegar and pepper and half cup of liquid from tomatoes.
Cook until slightly thickened and add basil.

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ERINAG1978.






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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome! It tasted like something from an Italian restaurant. Next time I think I'll skip breading the chicken and just sprinkle a little romano or parmesan over the chicken before serving. - 2/12/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Really Tasty. I used boneless, skinless thighs, and halved the olives, for more texture, and used fresh basil (which grows really well indoors in winter!) - 1/8/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Bake the chicken instead of frying it. Just give it a quick spray with olive oil Pam. Cuts out a lot of calories without losing the taste. - 2/3/11

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  • 3 of 11 people found this review helpful
    We work at eatting 6 or less grams of fat, thus, I will use 1-2 t olive oil, no romano cheese nor bread crumbs. Sub stewed tomatoes for diced - tomatoes+simmered onions.After everything has cooked, I will add 1 t. grated parmesan cheese to each chicken entre. Serve w whole wheat pasta, & salad. - 1/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    it was awesome my family loved it.. I put it over some whole grain penne and subtracted tomatoes(forgot to buy) but added tomato juice. - 6/17/10

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for this. We thought it was very tasty. As usual didn't have all the igredients in the cupboard so used parmesan cheese instead of romano and 1/2 tsp of caynne pepper instead of red pepper flakes, which gave it a nice kick. It changed the original taste I know, but it was still good! - 1/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I fried the chicken in a nostick pan with spray vegetablet oil;then rolled it in the cheese while it was still hot. It was fantastic. Served it with a lettuce and vegetablet salad. - 2/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OKAY! This is one to make again and again. My husband and I are both looking forward to the leftovers tonight. I served it with whole wheat spaghetti and used the sauce for the spaghetti, too. Next time, I will cut the breadcrumbs and Romano cheese by half--you don't need that much for coating. - 2/5/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very good, and very easy to make. - 2/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I both really liked it...served it with spinach linguine. Next time, however, I will double the sauce ingredients, especially since I served it with pasta. - 1/25/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Superb...very Italian, yummy. Will definitely make it again. - 1/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used a light coating of Panko...a lot lighter than breadcrumbs...skipped the tomatoes (food allergy) and added chopped red/orange & yellow pepers for the color. I also used a variety of black & green olives(all Italian). - 1/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's a keeper - 1/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We just fixed this chicken dish for lunch, very very good! I did add fresh mushrooms, and did not bread the chicken before browning. I did sprinkle panko breadcrumbs and shredded parmesan just before serving. I have enough sauce left that I am going to make a pizza, just add some cheese. - 1/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty and pretty easy to make (I cheated and used pre-cut chicken tenders). Even better because I can give some of the chicken without sauce to my toddler so I'm only cooking one thing for dinner! - 1/7/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    when in doubt about how the recipe comes up with its calorie count vs. size/amount of ingredient, just look at the 'full nutritional breakdown' as listed under the Nutrion box. - 10/17/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very delicious. I added some mushrooms to the sauce also. - 1/22/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I wish this gave the ounces for the chicken, for accuracy. If the average chicken breast is 5 ounces, that makes for a 1.6 ounce serving of chicken, not very satisfying. I may try this, it sounds good, but I'll make it for fewer servings and just add in the extra calories. - 1/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was lovely. I used gluten free cracker crumbs and served it on a bed of toasted brown rice. - 1/8/09

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  • will make again. Very tasty - 6/2/13

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  • I cooked this dish last night a bit different, I cooked it as the recipe called for up to when you replaced the chicken to the pan, I covered it with the sauce then I added about 2 cups of grapes and placed it in the oven and baked it covered for about 30-45mins. Yum! The Grapes makes it! - 8/21/12

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  • replace breadcrumbs with crushed pork rinds for low carb version - 2/3/12

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  • So delicious, AND nutritious !
    Thanks ! - 2/3/12

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  • This was soooooo delicious. I left out the red pepper since we dont like spicy food. We also used black olives instead. Will definitely make again!! - 5/1/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very yummy...im definitely going to try this recipe!
    - 2/4/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good -tomorrow it's Italian! - 2/3/11

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  • very good--different--but we liked it! - 2/3/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is my dinner tomorrow.... - 2/3/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. A chicken has two breasts. Shouldn't the recipe read "6" or "6 chicken-breast halves" for 9 svgs? I'll use whole, canned, peeled tomatoes, unsalted (or fresh); the sodium content above is close to half my daily maximum. I also find canned/diced unpleasant in texture. - 2/3/11

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  • This is a good recipe but I prefer just using whole chicken pieces (needs at least an hour of low simmering) and no breading; also, I use crushed tomatoes rather than diced, and I add a couple of bay leaves while it's cooking. - 2/3/11

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  • love this taste so good. makes my mouth water just to think about it, - 2/3/11

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  • I love olives!! I baked the coated chicken, cooked the sauce & served the sauce over whole wheat Rotini with chicken on the side - why waste crispy chicken. A large romaine & cherry tomato salad on the side drizzled with good, aged Basalmic vinegar. Love the cheese & crumb coating!!! - 2/3/11

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  • Yummy Yummy!! I have not made this in a very long time, maybe one day soon I will make it. - 2/3/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a good recipe to try. - 2/3/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    will try it... - 2/3/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Lactose intolerant so will use goat cheese or borden's lactose/ fat free cheese on this. WIll sautee chicken with italian season and without bread crumbs. I do wish that instead of saying how many breasts weight would be given. The chickens here seem to come in varying sizes. - 2/3/11

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  • Although, I am going to refigure the ingredients. I would think one chicken breast = one serving? Yummy! - 2/3/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The sloppiness of the sauce spoils the crispness of the breadcrumbs - better without. - 2/3/11

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  • yummy - 2/26/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for this recipe. I'm just starting to make myself like Olives. : ) So, I'll try this one. - 1/10/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it! - 1/9/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will use a different cheese but sounds delicious, will try tonight. - 1/8/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good but 1.5 oz chicken per serving is a tad low on my protien for a meal. - 1/8/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I ind this recipe too high in calories. I would lose the bread crumbs. Frying the chicken adds a lot of calories. There is too much cheese. The other ingredients are good, but this would make for a different recipe. I find it hard to enjoy a meal this high in calories - 1/8/10

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  • This sounds wonderful! At first glance, a serving of chicken for this recipe doesn't sound like much, but it's about 3 oz if using breast meat. I think I'll use less Romano to save on cal/sodium and no salt tomatoes...olives have enough sodium! - 1/8/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, I'm going to make this one next week! - 1/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    its sounds delicious - 1/8/10

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  • This is wonderful!!! - 1/8/10

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  • I used a little less cheese than was called for. - 11/10/09

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  • This was awesome and easy to cook. - 8/18/09

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  • As 'sandlady' said -- this is a small serving of chicken. I wonder, tho, if the recipe is calling for the 'breast' of a chicken -- meaning both sides. 3 separate chicken breasts -- to serve 9 -- means that each breast should serve 3. That is not very much chicken per person! - 4/5/09

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  • Get rid of the oil and breadcrumbs and add the fresh parmesan last, and it's even healthier! - 1/21/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    CANT WAIT TO MAKE THIS MEAL SOUNDS REALLY GOOD AND I AM SURE IT TASTE THE SAME!! - 1/21/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good. - 1/21/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delish Even though the calories per serving fit my diet the fat g and sodium are too high for me thanks anyway! - 1/19/09

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  • Loved it. I am only giving it 4 stars because the olives made it salty. Next time I am going to try black olives instead. - 1/13/09

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  • I had this last night and I LOVED it! Excellent dish! I do have to say that the serving size is a bit small since it is supposed to be one third of a chicken breast. But, the taste was incredible. - 1/12/09

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  • I din't have any red-pepper flakes, but it didn't matter. This is yummy! - 1/8/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    wow this sounds wonderful! - 1/8/09

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  • YUM!- But NINE servings out of 3 chicken breasts-This looks more like four servings. - 1/8/09

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  • Very similar to one I make. Delicious! - 1/8/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great I will try it. Thanks - 1/8/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds great - 1/8/09

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  • YUMMY! - 1/8/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like dinner tonight; using chicken tenders that are in the freezer. - 1/8/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks terrific! My husband is trying to avoid excessive carbs and this recipe will do the trick with a big salad and side of veggie! - 1/8/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a deffinate will try - 1/8/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! Personally, I'll just diminish the garlic a tad but you garlic-lovers, go for it! - 1/8/09

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