Chicken With Olives

Poulet À la Provençale

chicken with olivesChicken With Olives

Chicken with olives is a quick and easy recipe that is so divine! Popular in the south of France but found elsewhere as well. You can't do better than this if you want a nourishing meal in a hurry! 

This recipe is for 4 people but you can vary it depending on how many you are cooking for. A chicken breast for each person is needed.

A really tasty and colourful dish to serve anytime!


6 ripe plum tomatoes (skinned and chopped)

4 chicken breasts (with or without the skins, as you prefer)

 6 tablespoons olive oil

1 garlic clove, chopped

24 stoned black olives

A handful of basil leaves

Salt and pepper


Place the chicken breasts between pieces of greaseproof paper or cling film and pound with a meat mallet (flat side) then season with salt and pepper

Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the chicken pieces and fry for a few minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove and keep warm.

Fry the garlic for a few minutes until golden.

Stir in the olives and cook for one minute then stir in the tomatoes.

Shred the basil leaves and stir them into the mixture.

Pour the mixture over the chicken pieces and serve immediately

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