OLIVE MARTINI CHICKEN

Ellen Bales

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I find so few recipes with my favorite green olives included that I jump on each one I'm lucky enough to find. This easy chicken dish fills the bill! Found it in Cook's Country Best Lost Suppers cookbook.
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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/4 c
minced onion
3 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 c
pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced thin
1/4 c
gin
1 Tbsp
dry vermouth
1 tsp
fresh lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt & pepper. (Don't use too much salt because the green olives will be salty.) Heat 1 Tbsp. of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.
2
Heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in the skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the broth, olives, gin, vermouth, and lemon juice, scraping up any browned bits.
3
Return the chicken to the skillet, along with any juices. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the thickest part of the breasts reads 160 to 165 degrees on a thermometer.
4
Transfer chicken to a serving platter and pour the sauce over the chicken. Serve with rice, noodles, or potatoes of your choice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Dairy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Olives, #gin, #vermouth