One Pan Chicken with Tomatoes & Olives is a healthy mediterranean and true 30 minute meal.

Chicken breasts, olives, cherry tomatoes, herbs and wine cooking in a cast iron skillet

Tender chicken breasts are cooked in rosemary, wine, tomatoes, basil and olives.

We’re talking speedy dinner on the table in a jiffy today. Did you know that one pot meals are one of the most searched recipe terms? Probably because anything made in one pot is easy and clean-up is easy, because we’re all busy and we all want easy.  

One pan chicken with tomatoes and olives on a silver serving platter

Perfect for a busy weeknight, just serve with a side your favorite vegetable. Dinner done!

The key to the quick cooking of this One Pan Chicken with Tomatoes & Olives is thin chicken breasts. I find many grocery stores that sell them already thin cut, but if you can’t find them, just cut any boneless, skinless chicken breast in half lengthwise.

An oval serving dish with chicken breasts topped with herbs, Kalamata olives and tomatoes

Let’s talk about the flavor. First, aromatics like onion and garlic and fresh herbs are cooked with dry white wine and chicken stock which is the basis for the delicious sauce. The dish is finished with salty kalamata olives and sweet cherry tomatoes.

I always say it (and will say it again), fresh herbs are one of THE BEST ways to add easy and healthy flavor so many dishes and this really makes this a lovely Mediterranean chicken dish.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add a teaspoon of capers to the sauce as well. Just watch the saltiness.

A closeup showing the chicken topped with tomatoes, olives and feta cheese

I recently added a delicious update to the recipe and it’s a simple one, feta cheese. Crumbled over the finished dish, it really adds a lovely creaminess to cut through the olives.

Tomatoes are not always in season, so this is why I like to use cherry or grape tomatoes which you can find all year round. 

A quick, easy, healthy dish, one pot meal in under 30 minutes. How cool (and yummy) is that?

Yield: 4

One Pan 30 Chicken with Tomatoes & Olives

A closeup showing the chicken topped with tomatoes, olives and feta cheese

 Tender chicken breasts are cooked in rosemary, wine, tomatoes, basil and olives for a delicious, Mediterranean dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)
  • 4 thin, boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup (100 grams) yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) dry white wine
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) low sodium chicken stock
  • Salt (depending how salty your stock is)
  • 5 ounces (145 grams) cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 ounces (85 grams) kalamata olives, pitted and cut in half
  • 1/4 cup (5 grams) fresh basil, chopped

Instructions

  1. To a cast iron or heavy sauté pan add 2 tablespoons oil and heat over medium high heat.
  2. Sprinkle light and evenly the chicken breasts, with salt and pepper, both sides.Sauté the chicken breasts for 2 minutes on each side, just to get a little brown (they don’t have to be cooked all the way through). Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and turn heat down to medium. Add the onion and cook to soften, stirring often. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the rosemary and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the wine, lemon juice and zest. Stir scraping all the browned bits off the bottom, cook for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in the chicken stock and salt. Add the cherry tomatoes, olives and basil, mix well. Nestle the chicken breasts in so they are submerged in the sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes to cook the chicken thoroughly.
  6. Serve immediately topped with crumbled feta.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 348Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 102mgSodium 360mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 40g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.