Lemon and Olive chicken

I got the idea for this recipe a few weeks ago from one of the Turkish TV programmes. I liked the idea of sauteed onion, lemon and olives together with chicken so finally I tried the recipe and I was more than happy! A very interesting and delicious recipe!!!

What you need:

1-2 chicken breasts
2 onions
200 gr of various olives ( I used black Turkish olives, green olives stuffed with red pepper and green olives pickled with mustard seeds and garlic)
3 lemons
salt and pepper to taste
some fresh or dried thyme
1 tbsp of olive oil

What you have to do:

1. Cut each chicken breast to make two thin chicken steaks. Season with salt and pepper and some lemon zest.
2. Pre-heat the frying pan, add some olive oil and fry chicken breasts for 1 min on each side. Then remove from the pan and drizzle with one lemon juice.
3. Slice onions and put then in a pan, let it sautee for a few minutes, then add olives, thyme and 1 lemon juice. Simmer until onion is soft.
4. Put chicken and sauteed onions with olives into a heat proof dish, add some slices of lemon and put in an oven ( 175C) for 10 min to finish cooking the chicken.
5. Serve with onions and olives. Add rice or potatoes if you feel like! Enjoy!!!
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  1. The flavors should be wonderful together. Sometimes a handful of ingredients produce a great dish. It looks like you have created one here.

  2. I'm going to try this. I love the idea of combining the lemon and olives.


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