If you don’t know by now, I’m a very big fan of easy, quick and convenient. Anything that’s one pan or one pot, I absolutely love. However, I’m not willing to sacrifice taste for convenience. So when I’m making something that checks all of those boxes, you better believe it’s a favorite in my house.
This caper chicken is definitely easy, convenient, and so tasty, as well as being healthy and filling. It’s also great when you’re craving comfort food because it’s nice and warm and smells so good while it’s cooking. The tomato and basil give it a nice Italian taste, while the capers add a slight Mediterranean flair. Did I mention this recipe was so easy!? 😉
One Pot Caper Chicken
- 4 tablespoons cooking fat
- 1 lb chicken breasts or thighs (boneless, skinless)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 large zucchini, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
- Heat 2 tablespoons of your cooking fat in a dutch oven or heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place in the pan. Sear the chicken, about 3 mins per side. Remove and set aside.
- Using the same pan and still over medium high heat add the remaining 2 tablespoons of cooking fat then add the onions and pepper and sauté for 2-3 mins.
- Add the zucchini and garlic and continue to cook for about 2 more mins.
- Add the capers, diced tomatoes and broth. Add the chicken back to the pot.
- Bring to a simmer then turn down to low and simmer for 30 mins.
- Garnish with basil. Serve and enjoy!