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Olive 'n' Fig Chicken Recipe

Olive 'n' Fig Chicken Recipe

Olive fans will enjoy the elegance of this easy entree. “I love green olives and figs, so I put them together with chicken for a salty-sweet combination that’s perfect for a special meal.” —Carol Hull, Hermiston, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jar (6.35 ounces) green olive tapenade
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves
  • Sliced pimiento-stuffed olives, optional


  • 1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-inch thickness; sprinkle with garlic salt and lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads
  • 2. 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  • 3. In the same skillet, cook tapenade and fig preserves over medium heat until heated through, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Return chicken to the pan; cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes or until chicken is heated through. Garnish with olives if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 360 calories, 22 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 899 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.