Antipasto Chicken ~ Healthy!

Antipasto Chicken

Yes, there is a grilled chicken breast under there ~ can you see it?

While looking for interesting & healthy recipes for boneless, skinless chicken breasts I came across this one on the Food Network website. I changed it a bit by grilling the chicken rather than cooking it in a skillet, I also changed up the ingredients in the antipasto relish topping; and instead of cooking the antipasto ingredients I just stirred the ingredients together and spooned it over the grilled & plated chicken hot off the grill.

Trust me when I tell you no recipe is needed for this one ~ just grill or pan sear the chicken until done. While the chicken is cooking stir together the antipasto topping in a small bowl. Plate up the chicken and spoon the antipasto over the top and enjoy.

I served a lightly dressed (lemon juice, drizzle of olive oil & salt and pepper) arugula salad alongside.

The ingredients I used for the antipasto mix ~

Peperoncini, minced parsley, marinated artichoke hearts (including some of the marinade), chopped bell pepper ~any color, and grape (cherry tomatoes, or diced ripe tomatoes would work too.) The recipe called for canned, sliced black ripe olives but I had the tiny French Niçoise olives on hand so I used those, and added a few cocktail onions, cut in half. After spooning the antipasto mix over the chicken I crumbled a couple of tiny cubes of feta cheese over all.  Though I didn't include them I think capers would also be a great addition.
 Of course, you can omit or add any ingredients according to your own taste.

Because the antipasto mix is salty, I didn't sprinkle salt on the chicken prior to grilling, I just brushed it with a little olive oil mixed with some crushed dried oregano (or basil) and sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper prior to grilling. 

So easy to put together ~ low in calories/fat, too.  

I really liked this combination and would definitely make it again ~ It would be fabulous during warm weather served at room temperature as well.

If you give it a try I hope you enjoy it too.
Have a delicious day! ~m.  


  1. wow...sounds delicious...the first photo just pulled me right in..;P
    Tasty Appetite

  2. I had to see this dish and it looks wonderful. It's just what I need this time of year, healthy, but with a ton of flavor.

  3. That is an absolutely beautiful picture and dish. I love antipasto and so healthy, too!

  4. This does sound good. And healthy.

  5. It does sound easy and delicious!!!

  6. Mmmmmmmm...girl, this looks right up my alley!
    Gorgeous dish....

  7. that looks amazing! i would love to try making it when we buy a grill. our grill died. i cant complain i used the heck out of it!

  8. Cela me semble succulent... Merci pour ce partage.
    Gros bisous

  9. Mari,
    I love food like this. You have photographed it beautifully.


  10. Wow, great combination of flavors! I've been on a soup kick, but all of a sudden I'm craving salad. Really good job on the photos. Thanks for a great post.


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