Chicken with Olives

Chicken with Olives

Chicken with Olives

I like to make this dish with homemade chicken broth on the weekends when I have time to let it slow simmer. It would be great in a Crockpot though if you own one (I don’t amazingly enough.) This was my daughter’s favorite dish when she was little because she really loves olives. Actually, all three kids love olives even though my husband isn’t a fan. My daughter loved them so much she tried to give daddy “mama’s special (oil cured) olies” as a Father’s Day gift when she was two. I tried to explain that perhaps something else would be better, but she loved those olives so much she couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t be a hit. He took it well, all things considered and I had extra olives to eat for quite a while (so did she which was probably the point). Use the best quality olives you can find. If you use boneless breast you can cut the cooking time in half, but then you will need to reduce the sauce before serving. One other warning, watch out for the salt in this dish. It creeps up on you because it’s in both the olives and the chicken broth. Don’t add it until the very end if you need to add it at all.

Serves 3-4

Reheats Yes

Freezes No

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Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  •  2 lbs chicken breast, bone in
  •  3 tbsp vegetable oil
  •  1/2 diced onion
  •  1/2 black pepper
  •  1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  •  1/2 tsp ground cumin
  •  1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  •  2 c good chicken broth
  •  1/2 c green olives
  •  1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  •  3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  •  2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Add onion, garlic and chicken in oil until lightly brown on all sides and the onions are translucent. Add spices and cook 30 second more.
  3. Add broth to cover the chicken along with olives, lemon, parsley and cilantro. Cook in the oven one hour, covered.
  4. You can reduce the sauce if you want, but I prefer to line a plate with chunks of really good bread and pour the sauce, chicken and olives over top.

Chicken with Olives

Chicken with Olives

 

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