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Chef John's Chicken and Olives

In this video, you’ll see how to make a Mediterranean-style chicken dish with olives and herbs de Provence, shallots, lemon zest and juice, and the secret ingredient, a splash of olive brine. You’ll sear the chicken breasts and then create the olive sauce, finishing with a touch of butter and fresh parsley. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Chicken and Olives. Olives and chicken is such a magical combination; and in this simple preparation, they feature the perfect balance of flavors.

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  • lucy

Hi chef John, love your recipes but how did you cut the Kalamata olives open without any stones!!

  • Elby

My husband and I hated this recipe. The olives overpower everything else and sauce is a brothy mess.