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Chicken with Olives

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Serves: 4
Ingredients:
90ml / 6 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled and lightly crushed
1 dried chilli, lightly crushed
500g / 1 1/4 lb boneless chicken breast, cut into 5mm / 1/4 in slices
100ml / 4fl oz / 1/2 cup dry white wine
4 tomatoes, peeled and seeded,cut into thin strips
about 24 black olives
6-8 leaves fresh basil, torn into pieces salt and black pepper
Method:

Heat 60ml / 4 tbsp of the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic and crushed dried chilli, and cook over low heat until the garlic is golden.

Raise the heat to moderate and add the remaining oil. Place the chicken slices in the pan, and brown them lightly on both sides for about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the chicken to a heated dish.

Discard the garlic and chilli. Add the wine, tomato strips and olives. Cook over moderate heat for 3-4 minutes, scraping up any meat residue from the bottom of the pan.

Return the chicken to the pan. Sprinkle with the torn basil. Heat through for 30 seconds, and serve at once.


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