Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pan-Grilled Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes

Pan Grilled Chicken with Olives & Tomatoes

Most people either love or hate olives.  I’m a big fat lover of them.  Any kind, any size, any shape, any filling.  I want them all!  At any given time, you can open our fridge or pantry and find some.  Paul and I both have no issue eating them right our of the jar.

Oh, hi olives….

Pan Grilled Chicken with Olives & Tomatoes

I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with Lindsay Olives.  Lindsay Olives produces both black and green olives and lots of varieties of each.  Their most popular and easiest to find is the California black ripe pitted olives, which I happened to use in this recipe  Another plus: olives are naturally gluten-free, soy free and lactose free.  Find out more on the Lindsay Olives Facebook page.

Pan Grilled Chicken with Olives & Tomatoes

I love Mediterranean flavors.  Olives are used widely in Mediterranean cooking so when I saw this recipe, knew 100% it would be a hit.  Cous cous, feta, olives, tomatoes and chicken.  How could it be bad?

Pan Grilled Chicken with Olives & Tomatoes

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Pan-Grilled Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Fast and simple healthy weeknight meal inspired by olives and Mediterranean flavors.

Ingredients:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
4 tsp. olive oil, divided
2 tsp. Cavender’s Greek Seasoning*
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 (6-ounce) can Lindsay® Ripe Pitted Olives, drained
2/3 uncooked whole wheat cous cous
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, divided

Directions:

Brush both sides of chicken with 2 teaspoons of the oil; sprinkle 1-1/2 teaspoons of the seasoning over chicken. Heat a ridged grill pan or nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or until chicken is no longer pink in center.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, olives, feta remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon seasoning. Refrigerate while the chicken cooks.

Transfer the cooked cous cous to a serving platter. Top the cous cous with the chicken and spoon on the olive/tomato mixture. Garnish with remaining cilantro.

*Any seasoning blend such as herb or rotisserie poultry seasoning may be substituted. To substitute garlic salt, reduce the amount to 1 teaspoon. Sprinkle 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt over the chicken and stir 1/4 teaspoon into the olive mixture.

Recipe adapted from Lindsay Olives

Pan Grilled Chicken with Olives & Tomatoes

Lindsay Olives provided me with free products to review for this post.  As always, all opinions are always my own.

 

59 Responses to “Pan-Grilled Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes”

  1. #
    Liz — March 6, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    What a fabulous meal, Cassie! I adore olives, too…and they look wonderful in this yummy chicken dish. I love olives in so many dishes…chicken enchilada and my spicy mac and cheese come to mind 🙂

  2. #
    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — March 6, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    Is eating them straight from the container an acceptable answer!? If not, I love them on tacos…

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — March 6, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    I just tweeted it for you!

  4. #
    cara — March 6, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    We are a straight from the jar family!

  5. #
    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — March 6, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    What a perfect and easy dinner recipe. Olives make everything better!

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    Blog is the New Black — March 6, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    I saw this on pinterest this morning and already drooled! 😉

  7. #
    Amber @ Amber's Confections — March 6, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    My favorite way to eat olives is baked on top of a loaf of cheesy, garlic bread.

  8. #
    staci — March 6, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    I like them plain as a snack or in almost every salad I eat.

  9. #
    amy marantino — March 6, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    straight out of the can/jar

  10. #
    Alyssa — March 6, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    I am one of those people that doesn’t care for olives. My husband, on the other hand LOVES them. He likes to put them on nachos the most.

  11. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — March 6, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I’m a lover too. As a kid I would stick them on each finger and eat them off one by one. This is a great, easy weeknight dinner idea.

  12. #
    Megan @CountryCleaver — March 6, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Oh I love a good cous cous!! This looks crazy yummy, Cassie!

  13. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — March 6, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    I am a big fat lover of olives too! Great giveaway! I love adding olives into my salads. Yum! 🙂 This dish looks amazing!

  14. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — March 6, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    I already follow you :). I now follow Lindsay Olives and I tweeted this too! 🙂

  15. #
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — March 6, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    I love olives…only black olives though. My favorite way to eat them is how my mom always fixes them: in a pasta salad. Bow tie noodles, italian dressing, grape tomatoes, artichokes, olives, and feta cheese. Mmm! 😀 Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — March 6, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    ooh, i love this giveaway because i adooooore olives. my favorite way to eat ’em? i like em warmed + marinated with some citrus + fennel, served with homemade bread + some great olive oil. mmmm, i can taste ’em now!

  17. #
    Victoria — March 6, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I’m with you – all things mediterranean and PIZZA too!

  18. #
    Living The Sweet Life — March 6, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    I LOVE olives too!! I’m guilty of eating them right from the jar – – or even better in bean salad *yumm!!*

  19. #
    Maureen — March 6, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Wow Cassie, this looks fantastic! As pretty to look at as it is to eat.

  20. #
    elizabeth @ chronic venture — March 6, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    looove me some olives. This looks great! and the colors are so pretty.

  21. #
    j3nn — March 6, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I LOVE olives! That looks amazing. I’d love the leftovers on a salad. Yum, yum.

  22. #
    Bev Weidner — March 6, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    I stick them on my fingers first. Duh. Then pop em on in!

  23. #
    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — March 6, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    Hi Cassie! My favorite way to eat olives is straight out of my martini! Ha! I do love the salty briny flavor of olives and use them often in my cooking. Love this chicken combo with tomatoes and feta…and of course….those beautiful olives! Great giveaway! : )

  24. #
    K&B N. — March 6, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    This is the perfect blend to cook all three of these ingredients together

    ratedkb.blogspot.com

  25. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — March 6, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    This looks amazing Cassie!!

  26. #
    Haley — March 6, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    i love olives! straight out of the jar is the best.

  27. #
    Aril — March 6, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    i love olives too!! eating them whole, by themselves is my favorite. i really love them on my salads too.

  28. #
    tuesday — March 6, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    I love them in any kind of salad including pasta!

  29. #
    Kim | At Home WIth Kim — March 6, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    It’s so funny… I’ve never been a fan of olives. But once I started adding them to pizza just to try… I’m finding I actually really like them. Then it was in Mexican Food. So now I’ll have to branch out and try your delish recipe! 🙂

  30. #
    Krissy's Creations — March 6, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    That 1st picture has me drooling! I use to hate olives, now I like them. Super weird for me, but I’m getting used to them. Great recipe Cassie!

  31. #
    Sheila D. Johnson — March 6, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    I love olives! I can’t wait to taste them.

  32. #
    Kim — March 6, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    I like to smash them up in cream cheese and eat with crackers

  33. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — March 6, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    This is gorgeous!! Leave out the feta, and I would eat this meal every day!! I am a huge lover of olives, and I am thankful to be passing that on to my 6 year old 🙂 I am happy to eat them plain, put them on pizza, just about anything.

  34. #
    Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) — March 6, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    I love olives, too. They brighten up the dishes they’re added to. I know I’d really enjoy this dish. 🙂

  35. #
    Maureen — March 6, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    Out of the jar, love them on pizzas, always good in a salad…
    Stuffed with garlic or jalapenos – just can’t get enough of them!

  36. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — March 6, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    I love the greek ingredients you used in this dish! Looks so yummy! I am just about to start making your Buffalo Chicken Soup!

  37. #
    Amanda Thompson — March 6, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    My favorite way to eat olives is on pizza!

  38. #
    Corisa — March 6, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    I love to eat olives on pizza ! It’s a treat whenever I order it !

  39. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — March 6, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    LOVE this dish. it looks sooo good. and this giveaway is awesome because i’m obsessed with olives haha, i love to eat olives on pizza, pasta, and especially just plain out of the can!!

  40. #
    Tracey — March 6, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

    When I was a kid I used to love olives – I remember eating them off my fingers 🙂 I don’t like them as much now oddly, but this dish could change my mind. It’s gorgeous!

  41. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — March 6, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    I discovered olives only after migrating to the States. Love slathering mounds of olives over salads 🙂

  42. #
    Amanda — March 7, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    I only like black olives. Green olives are yucky! I love olives in everything, but once in college for a birthday party I made black olive penguins with cream cheese because the birthday girl loves penguins. Super cute!

  43. #
    Alison @ ingredients, Inc. — March 7, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    this looks fabulous and right up my alley!

  44. #
    DessertForTwo — March 7, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    When I get home from the store, I put the olives in the fridge. Then, after work the next day, I eat them straight out of the jar with a fork. Heaven!

  45. #
    Jennifer — March 7, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    I have a family of Olive Lovers! This looks very yummy and I am sure my kids will like it simply because it has olives in it! 🙂

  46. #
    Sara V. — March 7, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    My favorite way to eat olives… straight out of the jar. YUM. Also, I always order olives on my pizza. Delicious!

  47. #
    Kristin — March 7, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    I don’t care for olives but my boyfriend loves them! In everything!

  48. #
    Kristin — March 7, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Just started following on Twitter and left this tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/leighvme/status/177554294235607040

  49. #
    Michelle — March 7, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    I love them in my martinis

  50. #
    Baker Street — March 8, 2012 @ 1:10 am

    Feta, cous cous and grilled chicken! This is totally my kind of meal.

  51. #
    Jennie — March 8, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    I love olives in a chicken and prune dish I make from Silver Palate.

  52. #
    laura — March 8, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    I cant ever open one jar of olives to cook with, i have to open two, one for cooking recipe with and one to eat while im cooking….

  53. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — March 8, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    I didn’t eat many olives growing up so they are relatively new food for me. I’d love to try different recipes using them, and this dish just sounds so delicious and I love the look!

  54. #
    cassie — March 9, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    I love to eat them PLAIN or on enchiladas!

  55. #
    cassie — March 9, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    I tweeted giveaway and follow bake your day and lindsayolives on twitter

  56. #
    Meryl — March 9, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    Straight from the container, in salads, on pizza, etc.

  57. #
    Louis — March 9, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    In pasta, quesadillas, and salads.

  58. #
    manda — March 12, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    Love to just eat olives out of the jar. Love the giveaway.

  59. #
    Charity S — March 12, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    I love them in my salad.

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