Chicken Breast Sauté Puttanesca-Style


2spray(s)cooking spray
1 1⁄4pound(s)uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)
1⁄2tsptable salt
1⁄2tspblack pepper, freshly ground
2tspunsalted butter
3clove(s)garlic clove(s), minced
1⁄2tspred pepper flakes
10mediumolive(s), black, sliced
1Tbspcapers, rinsed and drained, chopped
14ozcanned diced tomatoes

1 Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Meanwhile, season the chicken with salt and pepper.
2 Slip the chicken into the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking just until the chicken is cooked through, and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of one chicken breast registers 165°F, about 3 minutes more. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
3 Melt the butter in the same skillet and add the garlic and red pepper flakes; stir over the heat for 30 seconds.
4 Stir in the olives and capers; pour in the tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet. Reduce the heat to low and simmer slowly until just slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.
5 Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the skillet; cook until just warmed through, about 2 minutes. Yields 1 chicken breast and about 1/3 cup sauce per serving.