Chicken and Olives Recipe

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Noelle Palmer Modified: March 23, 2022
Chicken and Olives Recipe

How To Make Chicken and Olives

This chicken recipe is a well-rounded dish in terms of flavor: the herbes de Provence provides the minty taste and the briny flavor is brought by olives.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4chicken breast halvesboneless, with skin
  • salt and ground black pepperto taste
  • 1pinchcayenne pepperor to taste
  • 2tspherbes de Provence
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • ¼cupshallotssliced
  • ½cupgreen olivespitted and sliced
  • ½cuppitted brine-cured olives
  • 1cupchicken broth
  • 1lemonzested and juiced
  • ½tspcumin
  • 2tbspflat-leaf parsleychopped fresh
  • 2tbspcold buttercut into four pieces

Instructions

  1. Season skin-side of chicken with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Turn breasts over and season skinless side with salt, black pepper, cayenne, and herbes de Provence. Turn again so that the skin-side is facing up and rest for 10 minutes.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Place chicken skin-side down in hot oil. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook chicken until skin is well-browned for about 5 minutes.

  3. Turn chicken and cook until just browned, about 2 minutes; transfer to a plate.

  4. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir shallots in the hot skillet until just softening and golden brown, about 2 minutes. Stir olives into shallots and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  5. Pour the chicken broth into the skillet; bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

  6. Add lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the reserved olive brine, lemon zest, and cumin; increase heat to high and cook until sauce is reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes.

  7. Reduce heat to low and return chicken, skin-side up, to the skillet. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear about 5 minutes.

  8. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F. Remove chicken to a plate and cover with aluminum foil.

  9. Stir parsley and butter into sauce, stirring continuously until butter is melted and sauce is shiny. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 339.08kcal
  • Fat: 25.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.67g
  • Trans Fat: 0.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.77g
  • Fiber: 2.21g
  • Sugar: 2.22g
  • Protein: 20.64g
  • Cholesterol: 72.74mg
  • Sodium: 512.77mg
  • Calcium: 60.68mg
  • Potassium: 345.84mg
  • Iron: 2.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 86.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.57mg
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