Oregano Chicken & Olive Tapenade with Snap Peas & Orzo

Oregano Chicken & Olive Tapenade

with Snap Peas & Orzo

30 MIN
15 SmartPoints®
2 Servings
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This chicken gets vibrant, earthy Mediterranean flavor from a coating of dried oregano and a homemade tapenade—a briny, punchy paste made with Niçoise olives. For a simple, seasonal accompaniment, we’re serving it over a bed of tender orzo pasta studded with sautéed sugar snap peas and tangy feta.

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Prepare the ingredients & make the tapenade:
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the tapenade:

Fill a medium pot with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the snap peas. Pull off and discard the tough string that runs the length of each pea pod; halve the peas crosswise. Finely chop the olives. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester, finely grate into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). In a small bowl, combine the chopped olives, half the vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Cook the chicken:
2 Cook the chicken:

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and the oregano. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), 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. Cover with foil to keep warm. 

Cook the pasta:
3 Cook the pasta:

While the chicken cooks, add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

Cook the peas:
4 Cook the peas:

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the halved peas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat. 

Finish the pasta & serve your dish:
5 Finish the pasta & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the cooked peas, crème fraîche, cheese (crumbling before adding), and remaining vinegar. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the sliced chicken over the finished pasta. Top the chicken with the tapenade. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients & make the tapenade:
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the tapenade:

Fill a medium pot with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the snap peas. Pull off and discard the tough string that runs the length of each pea pod; halve the peas crosswise. Finely chop the olives. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester, finely grate into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). In a small bowl, combine the chopped olives, half the vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

2 Cook the chicken:

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and the oregano. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), 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. Cover with foil to keep warm. 

Cook the chicken:
Cook the pasta:
3 Cook the pasta:

While the chicken cooks, add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

4 Cook the peas:

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the halved peas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat. 

Cook the peas:
Finish the pasta & serve your dish:
5 Finish the pasta & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the cooked peas, crème fraîche, cheese (crumbling before adding), and remaining vinegar. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the sliced chicken over the finished pasta. Top the chicken with the tapenade. Enjoy!

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