Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mediterranean Chicken - My New Favorite Chicken Recipe

This recipe is from the April 2010 issue of Fitness Magazine (yes, I saved it and just now got around to making it).
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
8-10 skinless chicken thighs, bone in (I used breasts, cut into sections)
1/4 cup white wine
2 garlic cloves, sliced into thin rounds
3-4 springs of fresh thyme
1/2 cup pitted olives such as Kalamata
1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds

Preheat oven to 450*.  Heat olive oil in large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.  Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; add to pan, meaty side down.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Turn and cook 2 minutes more.  Pour out any excess fat.  Return pan to burner, stir in broth and wine, scraping up any brown bits.  Scatter garlic, thyme, and olives on chicken.  Lay one lemon round on each piece of chicken.

Place skillet in oven (I don't have an oven proof skillet, so I transferred to a casserole dish).  Roast for 17-20 minutes, or until juices run clear.

This chicken is fantastic!  Tender and juicy, and so much flavor.  I'll certainly be making it again.

32 comments:

Jill said...

Thanks for sharing it! I may just give it a whirl without the olives though. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My guys would love the olives!

Karen said...

This looks awesome, I LOVE kalamata olives and most recipes that include them.

Melodie said...

This looks yummy! I am going to try it!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! looks really yummy!
i can smell it from here!
love the tastes of mediterranean!

GardenofDaisies said...

This looks delicious. I've not tried it with cooked with olives before, and DH loves olives.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

My Journey With Candida said...

The chicken sounds really good. I do the same thing,... save recipes in magazines. Sometimes I end up throwing them out because I never make anything frome the magazine.

Cami said...

Yummy in my tummy! ;) Sounds great!

You should totally link this up to my Tasty Tuesday linky!

Happy Tasty Tuesday! :)

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Well, lemon and chicken, that's a good solid start!

4kids1mom said...

Sounds delicious! We mostly eat chicken, pork and turkey - so it's nice to have plenty of "go to" recipes. This sounds like a good one for my gang. You should see the collection of cooking magazines I have. Eek. Just can't throw them out!

Misty said...

SOUNDS amazing!

Debbie said...

i make a very similar dish, my recipe calls for plum tomatoes, no olives and it is amazing. it may be a martha recipe, not sure.

this looks yummy!!

blueviolet said...

Oh yum, yum, yum! Thank you for that recipe!

Angela said...

That does sound really good! We love chicken at our house so I might give that one try.

Cascia Talbert said...

That looks and sounds delicious!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'll admit I'm not a big olive fan, unless they are on a pizza -- but despite that, this recipe looks interesting. Love the citrus addition. :)

Loretta said...

I have a similar recipe, but instead of the wine...olive oil and butter was used. Isn't it a tasty dish though? Happy Holiday! Hugs

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Hmmn. Looks kind of yum, but of course, as always, I need to omit something! Olives! Blahhhh! :P

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh now this just sounds so delicious and whats even nicer is that it sounds really easy! Just my kind of recipe!!

Carolyn said...

I'm always looking for new recipes, this sounds good!

Helene said...

That does look and sound delicious!!!

Valerie said...

Looks delicious and pretty easy to make too! Count me in for trying this one soon:)

Chris said...

Thanks Lisa!

I have two cockerels that might be interested...

Tiggeriffic said...

When did you say supper was going to be on the table? This looks so good and I can smell it in my imagination.
I'm hungry going to fix me something for lunch.. Good Job~!~!
have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Nezzy said...

Girl, this may be my new favorite chicken recipe too!!! This sounds just marvelous. I've to to try it!

Thanks for the recipe!

God bless and enjoy your Thanksgiving sweetie!

BTW: Giveaway...my place...ya'll come! :o)

Farmchick said...

I could make this for my weekly lunch packing! I love olives and no one else in my house does, so more for me. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Chatty Crone said...

Looks good! sandie

Michelle My Bell said...

THANK YOU for sharing... why is it that I'm feeling hungry now- I mean REALLY, I think I can feel my tummy bubbling!!! :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Looks so good!!! I love recipes with lemon and chicken.

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Looks yummy, very nice.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

That does sound good!

Prime Aque said...

Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe my friend. You know I love to it, but sometimes I am just lazy about cooking, but when I read and found sharing like this, I become interested about cooking, oh yeah, it's not impossible that one day I can try this too :) More power to you!