Oregano Chicken & Fresh Tomato Pan Sauce with Farro & Zucchini

Oregano Chicken & Fresh Tomato Pan Sauce

with Farro & Zucchini

40 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

For this hearty, Italian-style dish, we’re featuring vibrant, earthy oregano in two ways: half is used coat our chicken before it sears in the pan, while the other half is added to a light sauce made with fresh tomatoes served on top. It all comes together over a hearty bed of farro and sautéed zucchini, finished with a touch of smooth crème fraîche and parmesan cheese.
15 green SmartPoints® per serving
12 blue SmartPoints® per serving
8 purple SmartPoints® per serving
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Oregano Chicken & Fresh Tomato Pan Sauce with Farro & Zucchini
Title
  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • ½ cup Semi-Pearled Farro
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
  • 1 Tbsp Capers
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tsp Whole Dried Oregano
Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the tomatoes. Roughly chop the capers

Cook the farro:
2 Cook the farro:

Add the farro to the pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

Cook the zucchini:
3 Cook the zucchini:

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the chicken:
4 Cook the chicken:

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season on both sides with salt, pepper, and half the oregano. In the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 6 to 7 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.** Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board. 

**An instant-read thermometer should register 165°F.

Make the sauce:
5 Make the sauce:

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the halved tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and pressing on the tomatoes with the back of a spoon, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the chopped capers and remaining oregano. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined. Add 1/2 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly and scraping up any fond, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Finish the farro & serve your dish:
6 Finish the farro & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked farro, add the cooked zucchini, crème fraîche, and half the cheese. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the finished farro topped with the sliced chicken and sauce. Garnish with the remaining cheese. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the tomatoes. Roughly chop the capers

2 Cook the farro:

Add the farro to the pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

Cook the farro:
Cook the zucchini:
3 Cook the zucchini:

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

4 Cook the chicken:

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season on both sides with salt, pepper, and half the oregano. In the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 6 to 7 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.** Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board. 

**An instant-read thermometer should register 165°F.

Cook the chicken:
Make the sauce:
5 Make the sauce:

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the halved tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and pressing on the tomatoes with the back of a spoon, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the chopped capers and remaining oregano. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined. Add 1/2 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly and scraping up any fond, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

6 Finish the farro & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked farro, add the cooked zucchini, crème fraîche, and half the cheese. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the finished farro topped with the sliced chicken and sauce. Garnish with the remaining cheese. Enjoy!

Finish the farro & serve your dish:
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