This simple dish of chicken braised in a chunky fresh tomato sauce takes only about 25 minutes to cook. If you start a pot of rice at the same time, it will be ready when the chicken is done.


2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
1/4 cup golden raisins


1 In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

2 Add the broth, lemon juice, oregano, and salt, and bring to a boil. Add the tomatoes and return to a boil.

3 Add the chicken and raisins to the pan. Reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts

per serving: calories 261, total fat 7.2g, saturated fat 1.6g, cholesterol 91mg, dietary fiber 2g, carbohydrate 15g, protein 34g, sodium 565mg

good source of: niacin, selenium, vitamin B6

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum—a benefit for your arthritic hands. However, some foods—like canned beans—can hike up sodium levels. If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 13 Sep 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015