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Arizona Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.

Makes

6 servings

I HAVE a large collection of recipes with a Southwest flavor. Served with either pasta or rice, this is one of my husband's favorites. The moist, flavorful chicken suits any occasion, plus it can be prepared for any number of guests. -Carolyn Deming, Miami, Arizona

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

Directions

  1. In a skillet, brown chicken on both sides in 2 tablespoons of oil. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, celery, water, olives, garlic powder, oregano, salt if desired and pepper; bring to a boil.
  2. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Return chicken to pan. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Add mushrooms; simmer 15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 277 calories, 13g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

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