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4 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Sicilian Chicken

Simmering the chicken pieces in tomatoes, olives, golden raisins, balsamic vinegar and basil provides the flavors of Sicily in this one-skillet dish.



  1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound each breast half to 1/2" thickness using a meat mallet or heavy skillet. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour.
  4. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Add wine; cook 1 minute.
  5. Add olives and the next 4 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until chicken is done. Sprinkle with basil.
  7. Note: Sicilian olives are large green olives marinated in herbs; you can substitute Spanish manzanilla olives. Accompany with orzo pasta and Chianti, if you're pouring wine.
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This was excellent! I substituted currants for the golden raisins since I don't like raisins much, and the recipe was delicious. It sounded like an odd combination of flavors, but they melded beautifully.
12 Oct 10 by member: bskaat
Very flavorful and filling. Will definitely make again.
14 Dec 10 by member: Sarge4
Very good chicken recipe. I will make this one again.
17 Jan 11 by member: Bbbgt
I have made this recipe several times! The last 2 times I made this I substituted black olives for the raisins! It turned out great!!
15 May 11 by member: lissarosier


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Nutrition summary:

There are 272 calories in 1 serving of Sicilian Chicken.
Calorie break-down: 32% fat, 29% carbs, 39% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 83
Calories 272
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 9.2g 14%
  Saturated Fat 0.94g 5%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.58g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 5.001g  
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1063mg 44%
Potassium 302mg  
Total Carbohydrate 18.84g 6%
  Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
  Sugars 9.06g  
Protein 25.19g  
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 6% Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(272 calories)
14% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (29%)
Fat (32%)
Protein (39%)
Carbohydrates, 18.84g (29%) Fat, 9.2g (32%) Protein, 25.19g (39%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories