Mediterranean Chicken with Swiss Chard Over Polenta


Mediterranean Chicken with Swiss Chard Over PolentaIngredients

  • 3 tsps. vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 (8 oz) tube plain polenta, cut into 12 slices
  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast strips
  • ¼ cup  fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • ½ cup raisins, chopped
  • ½ lb. Swiss chard, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tbs sliced almonds


  1. Heat 1 ½ teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add polenta slices, cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning halfway through or until lightly browned. Transfer to a platter.  Cover to keep warm. 
  2. Add remaining 1 ½ teaspoons oil to skillet.  Cook chicken in oil about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Add lemon juice, chicken broth, 1 garlic clove and raisins. Cook, stirring 1 minute longer or until chicken is done. Transfer to platter with a slotted spoon. Reserve liquid in skillet.
  4. Add Swiss chard and onion to skillet and cook stirring 3 minutes or until tender.  Add remaining chicken broth and garlic, cook, stirring 2 minutes longer. Add chicken back into pan with Swiss chard until heated through.  Serve with polenta.
This recipe can be part of a well balanced food plan. Any alterations made during preparation are at the discretion of the chef and are not included in the nutritional analysis provided, nor supported by the BestHealth team.