Skillet Lemon Chicken with Olives and Herbs Recipe

Skillet Lemon Chicken with Olives and Herbs Recipe

Take your chicken recipe to the next level by trying this skillet lemon chicken with olives and herbs. This easy-to-make savory dish just needs 20 minutes to make and can serve up to 4 people. It’s perfect for chicken lovers and a dinner for two .

How To Make Skillet Lemon Chicken with Olives and Herbs

Imparting a burst of flavors in these skillet lemon chicken breasts are thyme, garlic, and olives. Tender meat best served hot and topped with parsley!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • ½tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 4chicken breasts,boneless
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • 2tspall purpose or gluten free flour
  • 2garlic cloves,crushed
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • ¼cuplemon juice
  • 1tsplemon zest
  • 1tspfresh thyme,chopped
  • 1cuppitted olives,chopped
  • 1tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • 4thin lemon slices,optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F with the rack in the center position.

  2. Heat the oil in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper then sprinkle with flour. When the oil is hot, sear chicken for about 3 minutes on each side.

  3. Add garlic, wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, and olives. Top with lemon slices if desired. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes until 165 degrees F in the center.

  4. Serve hot topped with parsley.


  • Calories: 396.27kcal
  • Fat: 21.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.36g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.31g
  • Fiber: 2.21g
  • Sugar: 1.48g
  • Protein: 37.23g
  • Cholesterol: 111.36mg
  • Sodium: 594.82mg
  • Calcium: 66.39mg
  • Potassium: 475.45mg
  • Iron: 2.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 53.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 24.27mg
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