Chicken with Capers and Orzo

26 Jun

For the chicken:

Recipe from

• About 8 tablespoons olive oil
• 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced
• 2 cups halved and washed cherry/grape tomatoes
• salt
• 3 thinly sliced boneless chicken breasts (or chicken cutlets or chicken tenders)
• flour for dusting
• 8 fresh sage leaves (I ended up using more!)
• 1/3 cups white wine or water
• 3 Tablespoons drained capers
• crushed red chile flakes (if desired)

Lightly dust the chicken with flour on both sides and set aside.

Heat half of the oil with garlic in a large nonstick frying pan. Add tomatoes and a little salt and fry over high heat until tomatoes start to pucker. Pour the oil and tomatoes out together in a bowl and set aside.

Add the rest of the oil to the same pan. Heat over medium heat. Add sage and place chicken directly on top of sage leaves.

Fry the chicken until the underside is golden and the sage is sticking
Turn over and season with salt. Cook until the other underside is golden. Add the wine, tomato mixture, and capers. Allow everything to bubble up and evaporate a bit then place the lid on and let sit for a couple minutes.
Top off with some of the tomato caper pan sauce. Garnish with red pepper flakes.
For the orzo:
  • Orzo
  • Pine nuts
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped bok choy or spinach
Cook orzo according to package.
Add oil to pan. Cook garlic for 2 minutes. Toss in bok choy and allow to wilt slightly.
Add orzo and mix to combine.
Garnish with red pepper and pine nuts.

2 Responses to “Chicken with Capers and Orzo”


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