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Chicken and Polenta

chicken with polenta
  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 8 Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless or bone-in, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons 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 sauté for 5 minutes; turn and sauté 5 more minutes until very brown. Stir into same skillet the tomato sauce, ½ of the bag of peppers, olives and water. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 15—18 minutes, until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.

While the chicken is cooking, slice the polenta into ½ 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.

Source: Chicken Council