45 mins

4 Portions


  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 cured, pitted black olives
  • 1 large shallot, sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Mediterranean Chicken with Cured Olives and Lemon

    A delicious Mediterranean chicken dish packed with flavour, perfect served with a crisp salad on a summer’s evening.


    1. Preheat oven to 400°.
    2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Shake to coat chicken. Marinate 15 minutes at room temperature. Arrange chicken mixture in a broiler-safe 11 x 7–inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken evenly with oregano and the next 4 ingredients (through shallot); top with lemon slices. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
    3. Remove chicken from oven. Preheat broiler to HIGH.
    4. Place chicken 3 inches from broiler element; broil on HIGH for 3 minutes or until chicken is browned and done.
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