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Oregano Olive Chicken Recipe

Oregano Olive Chicken Recipe

Folks won’t believe a recipe that tastes so savory and special could be so light! Full of fresh-herb flavor, this chicken boasts a wonderful fragrance as it cooks. —Consuelo Lewter, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme


  • 1. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken on all sides in oil. Remove and keep warm. Drain drippings from skillet.
  • 2. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour into skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil. Carefully return chicken to the pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 217 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

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abd297 User ID: 2989055 84462
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"so easy and family friendly (my son loves olives). the sauce is delish!"

tcanfield User ID: 723381 155856
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"I have made this several times and it is delicious. I have never used mint or thyme in it. I usually use thighs or boneless breasts. The olive & capers just give it a really different taste than "same old chicken"."

nicole_liane User ID: 5636041 155626
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"I'm sure you can leave out the fresh mint if it is too hard for you to find. There's no reason to get frustrated over something so silly."

kitzer User ID: 4188178 61604
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"I don't know what big grocery chains you might have in Nebraska, but you should check out their produce department. Many of them carry fresh herbs. Target Super Stores, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods might be your best bets. This recipe sounds like it would be worth the effort!

Good Luck ~ Kitzer"

[email protected] User ID: 1267959 151915
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"I haven't tried the recipe yet, but maybe for the fresh mint problem you could use mint extract. You just might need to experiment to get the right equivalent. Or do they make dried mint anywhere?"

CherylAH User ID: 5612822 105077
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"Where am I going to find fresh mint in Nebraska in February.

Recipes that feature this type of ingredient are fruatrating."

mrsandymjones User ID: 3405472 134380
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2008

"This was fantastic! I used boneless, skinless breasts instead and broth instead of wine. I am not a huge green olive or caper fan, but this was very tasty."

GooFan User ID: 2452423 207485
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2008


Great recipe!

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