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Saucy Skillet Chicken with Lemons and Olives - Delicious pan seared chicken thighs prepared with olives, lemons, and red wine.
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Saucy Skillet Chicken with Lemons and Olives

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Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Saucy Skillet Chicken with Lemons and Olives - Delicious pan seared chicken thighs prepared with olives, lemons, and red wine.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 136
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste OR minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 pieces skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons STAR Olive Oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 small lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red wine (use your favorite)
  • 1 cup low sodium, fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup STAR Tomato and Peppers Marinated Olives

Instructions 

  • Combine garlic paste, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt and ground pepper in a large bowl; mix until thoroughly incorporated. 
  • Add the chicken thighs and rub the seasoning into the chicken until evenly coated; set aside. *
  • Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet or pan over medium-heat.
  • Remove previously prepared chicken thighs from the bowl and add them to the hot oil. 
  • Cook chicken for 6 to 8 minutes, or until chicken begins to brown; turn them over and continue to cook for about 5 more minutes, or until browned.
  • Remove chicken thighs from skillet and set aside. 
  • Add the onions and garlic to the pan; season with salt and cook for about 3 minutes, or until onions are soft. Stir frequently.
  • Lower heat to a medium and add the lemon slices and wine, stirring to loosen any browned bits stuck to the bottom; cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, return the thighs to the skillet, and bring to a boil; lower heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the olives and continue simmering for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 5 to 7 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed, but not all of it. 
  • Serve chicken and ladle olives and liquid over the chicken thighs. **

Notes

*You can prepare the chicken up to 24 hours ahead. Just cover and refrigerate.
** I serve this over brown rice and a big green salad. 
 
 
Nutrition Facts
Saucy Skillet Chicken with Lemons and Olives
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 760mg32%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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