Thursday, October 31, 2013

Chicken with Tomatoes, Green Olives, & Cilantro


This little 30 minute meal makes an easy supper for weeknights when you’ve had a busy day but want somethinh a little special for dinner. The combination of the bright red tomatoes, green olives and cilantro makes a festive presentation and the zesty flavors burst in your mouth with freshness. I would serve this with orzo or rice, a simple tossed salad and a crusty French baguette.


Chicken with Tomatoes, Green Olives, & Cilantro
Adapted from Everyday Food, Fresh Flavor Fast – serves 4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 ½ pounds)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
½ cup green olives with pimentos (no pits), halved lengthwise
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup packed fresh cilantro, chopped (save some leaves for garnish)

Season the chicken on both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper. If they are very plump, flatten then so they will cook evenly. Heat oil in a 12” non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. When the oil is hot, add chicken and sauté until just cooked through, turning once, about 10 to 15 minutes. If the chicken crowds the skillet, cook in two batches. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover loosely with foil.

Using the same non-stick skillet, raise the heat to medium and cook the sliced onion, stirring occasionally until soften, taking care not to burn the onions for about 5 to 7 minutes,. Season the tomatoes with a little salt and carefully add them to the pan along with the olives. Cook until tomatoes have softened and released their juice, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Season the mixture lightly with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Top the chicken with the tomato, olive and onion mixture and serve.



 This will be shared with Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm, Miz Helen’s Country Kitchen Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday at Simple Recipes, Foodtastic Friday at Not Your Ordinary Recipes, and Seasonal Sunday at the Tablescaper.


Happy Halloween everyone. Have a great weekend.

39 comments:

  1. I love dishes that can be made quickly for this weekday dinners. I agree we need to treat ourselves.

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  2. Happy Halloween to you as well, Sam. Your beautiful dish looks so flavorful and healthy. I never get tired of chicken.

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  3. Dish your dish looks delicious, and your scarecrow is so cute! xoxoxoxox

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  4. In the immortal culinary words of Ina Garten, how bad can this be? Love the color and all of the ingredients! I do believe this will end up on our table soon.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. I am certain..very flavorful Sam..
    Happy Day and weekend to you also~

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  6. That sounds wonderful Sam. And very healthy too! Happy Halloween!

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  7. A tasty combination! A dish i'd gladly eat anytime...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  8. A very delicious and flavourful weekday meal, Sam.

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  9. The Everyday Food cookbooks are one of my favorite series. And, anything tastes better with olives!

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  10. Sam, this looks so healthy & delicious! Thank you & Happy Haloween!

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  11. That looks like a wonderful meal Sam! Love the olives! Happy Halloween-enjoy:@)

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  12. This looks perfect for a nice quick meal. It's so bright and colorful, too.

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  13. Looks really good and a quick and easy dinner.. Thanks you so much.
    Happy Halloween.
    Mary

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  14. I like recipes that looks that delicious and are simple to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Sam, your chicken dish looks stunning. I can just imagine the wonderful flavour, and I love that this would be a simple and easy dinner to put together mid-week. Thanks for sharing it.

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  16. I must consume them immediately.

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  17. Dear Sam, This is a classic! Healthy, delicious and satisfying with good bread to soak up the deliciousness. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  18. I can almost taste how good this would be and the presentation is outstanding - as always.

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  19. Beautiful dish, Sam...and I'd love that salty olive touch with the chicken. Nice touch with the lime juice too.

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  20. Hello Sam
    This is a perfect dish for an autumn evening. I love the simplicity yet the variety of flavours
    Have a lovely weekend
    Helen xx

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  21. Hi Sam,
    I love your Scare Crow at your door to welcome everyone. I will just love your Chicken dish with the tomatoes and green olives, I can almost taste it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  22. What a beautiful chicken dish and it sounds so easy and tasty. It is good that I just finished dinner or I would be hungry just looking at your picture. I also had to copy your recipe for red bean and rice. We had some while in New Orleans and now I need to make some myself, so this is just the ticket! Thanks.

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  23. Love this easy meal Sam. And so pretty to look at. Thanks for this idea.

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  24. This looks like a scrumptious dinner Sam. I love that it comes together in 30 minutes, a win-win for sure!

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  25. This sounds so good...simple and full of flavor!

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  26. I never would have guessed that olives and cilantro would be good together.

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  27. I love how simple and heatlhy this recipe is yet it doesn't lack bright flavors. Thank you as always for being part of foodie friday.

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  28. My daughter would adore this recipe and heaven knows we have enough chicken breasts in the freezer to feed an army! Olives are great additions and very popular in Cuban food. Tomatoes and olives are new to me but if they taste as good as they look together, I'm in.

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  29. It looks and sounds delicious, Sam, and 30 minutes works for me! I have visions of it in my future!

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  30. This looks so good! I love your blog and the wonderful recipes and photos. Now if someone would just come over and cook some of them for me, I'd be happy.
    I might not cook much anymore, but I still enjoy your blog, Sam.

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  31. I crave dishes just like this one....This is a beautiful simple meal. Looks really good.

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  32. This looks like one of my favorites of yours, chicken marego or something like that with olives. Great looking meal with colors that match the vibrant tastes.

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  33. I love olives in dishes so this sounds perfect to me and so simple. Maybe I can hand this recipe over to my husband he is happy to take on easy dishes:-) Have a good week Diane

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  34. you cook chicken so well never dry perfect looks tasty and love your fall decor

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  35. So colorful Sam. Heading for Florida this week.

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  36. This looks wonderful. I love cilantro and I am forever looking for quick mid-week recipes. I can't wait to try it. Thank you!

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  37. Sam, this sounds perfect for just a homey meal or company. I love when a dish comes together quickly.

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  38. i like the olives and cilantro with the chicken. Very unique combination and I know it is heartwarming and I love its so easy to put together.

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