Chicken with Olives


Full of Flavor Making Chicken with Olives is probably the easiest dinner to make. It’s simple one pan Mediterranean inspired meal made with a little wine, black mission olives and seasoning.

Black mission olives are your common salad bar and pizza parlor variety. You can also use Kalamata olives, which are better know as Greek olives, for this dish. Their sweetness and rich flavor immensely adds to the flavor of the seasoned chicken.

When I make this Chicken with Olives recipe I usually serve it with steamed string beans or broccoli and some garlic fried potatoes.


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into eight pieces.
  • 1/2 tsp of thyme
  • 1/2 tsp of dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp of dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbls of butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 can of black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of curly parsley sprigs


  • Season the chicken thoroughly with the thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • In a large frying pan cook the chicken pieces in the olive oil and butter until they are browned on all sides.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Cook until the wine is reduced by half while stirring the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Return the chicken to the pan.
  • Add the broth and sliced black olives.
  • Cover and cook the chicken for 30 to 40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the juice runs clear.
  • Toss in the parsley the last 10 minutes.

    Serves 4 people

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