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Chicken and Polenta

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 35 min.
Frozen sliced peppers and premade polenta make this and quick and easy weeknight meal.


  • 8 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless or bone-in, skin on
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 14 oz bag sliced sweet peppers, frozen
  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tube (1 lb) prepared polenta


  • In a large deep skillet over high heat, warm olive oil. Add the chicken thighs and saute for 5 minutes; turn and sauté 5 more minutes until very brown. Stir into same skillet the tomato sauce, the peppers, olives and water. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 18 minutes, until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.
  • While the chicken is cooking, slice the polenta into inch thick rounds. Warm a large, non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Place the polenta slices on the skillet or griddle; cook 7 minutes on each side.
  • To serve, place the polenta slices on serving dish. Top with chicken; spoon sauce on top.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition note: Nutrition calculation based on skinless thighs.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 579
  Calories from Fat 337 (58%)
(58%)Total Fat 38g
(47%)Saturated Fat 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
(53%)Cholesterol 158mg
(55%)Sodium 1325mg
(25%)Potassium 882mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(72%)Protein 36g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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