chicken with olives

poulet À la provenÇale

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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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