Spiced Chicken with Olives and Lemon Recipe

Spiced Chicken with Olives and Lemon Recipe

Chicken with Olives and Lemon


  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • Castelvetrano olives
  • Lemons
  • Onion
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger


1. Sauté Onions: Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat, add onion and garlic, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and sauté until golden, about 4-5 minutes.

2. Lemon and Spices: Add the juice of one lemon and all remaining spices. Stir 1 minute until fragrant. Add broth and reserved olive juice and bring to boil.

3. Add Chicken: Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/2 tsp salt and add to skillet. Add the remaining lemon wedges and the olives. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, turning occasionally.

Additional Tips:

Chicken: If you prefer, you can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.

Olives: While green olives are traditionally used, you can experiment with black olives or even stuffed olives for a unique twist.

Ground Cumin: If you don’t have ground cumin, you can substitute it with ground coriander for a different but equally delicious flavor profile.

Paprika: Smoked paprika can be used instead of regular paprika to add a smoky dimension to the dish.

Fresh Lemon: If you don’t have fresh lemons, you can use bottled lemon juice in a pinch, but fresh lemon wedges will always add an extra touch.

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