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Nutrition Facts

Calories 391
  Calories from Fat 128 (33%)
(22%)Total Fat 14g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(38%)Cholesterol 115mg
(59%)Sodium 1423mg
(29%)Potassium 1001mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
(23%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 9g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(65%)Protein 32g
* 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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Chicken and Polenta


  • 8 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless

  • 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 1 lb tube prepared polenta

Pre-made polenta makes this tasty dish a quick and easy weeknight meal.


  • In a large deep skillet over high heat, warm olive oil. Add the chicken thighs and sauté for 5 minutes; turn and sauté 5 more minutes until very brown.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, peppers, olives, and water. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 18 minutes, until a fork can be inserted into the chicken with ease.
  • While the chicken is cooking, slice the polenta into1-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.

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