Skillet Chicken with Olives Recipe
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Skillet Chicken with Olives Recipe

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While I was visiting my cousin Lilliana in Italy, she made this heavenly chicken for lunch. Now it's a family favorite stateside, too. —Joseph Pisano, Revere, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without capers): 237 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 571mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with rosemary, pepper and salt. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides.
  2. Add olives, wine and, if desired, capers. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 2-3 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Chicken with Olives in Simple & Delicious February/March 2015

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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PolishStacyCooks User ID: 8033729 244472
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"Very easy to make and chicken was tender. Flavor was good but was too salty for us and my husband is a salt everything person. I like the flavor though so I think next time, I will skip the salt and the capers. Hubby wants me to try half black olives and half green. I'll see how it comes out."

KittieCatt User ID: 6154720 244451
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"This chicken was very tasty, and also e-z to prepare. I didn't use capers, but we loved the olives with the chicken very much! We enjoyed it, and I'll definitely make it again. Thanx Joseph!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 226672
Reviewed May. 21, 2015

"Excellent flavor, easy and fast. This is sure to be a regular at the table."

LauraManning User ID: 968398 221957
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"Just OK."

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