Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce Recipe - Delicious and Flavorful

Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce

Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce Recipe - Delicious and Flavorful
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce
Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce

Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines tender chicken breasts with a tangy olive sauce. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, but also elegant enough to serve to guests.


This recipe has Mediterranean origins, with olives being a staple ingredient in many dishes from that region. The combination of olives, orange juice, and white wine vinegar creates a unique and delicious sauce that pairs perfectly with the chicken.


How to prepare

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
  2. Add chicken and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the center.
  3. Remove chicken and keep it warm.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add orange juice, vinegar, green olives, pimento, parsley, almonds, garlic, and black olives to the skillet.
  5. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. To serve, arrange pepper and tomato over hot rice on a serving platter.
  7. Top with chicken.
  8. Spoon the sauce mixture over the top.


  • Substitute chicken thighs for chicken breasts for a richer flavor.
  • Add capers or sun-dried tomatoes to the sauce for extra depth of flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to cook the chicken until it is no longer pink in the center to ensure it is fully cooked.

- Be sure to slice the bell pepper and tomato thinly for even cooking and presentation.

- Feel free to adjust the amount of olives and garlic to suit your personal taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Sautéing the chicken in olive oil helps to seal in the juices and create a flavorful crust on the outside.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use lemon juice instead of orange juice for a slightly different flavor profile.

- Substitute green olives with Kalamata olives for a more intense olive flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Simply reheat the sauce before serving with the chicken.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the chicken and sauce on a bed of fluffy rice and garnish with fresh parsley for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce with a crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce contains approximately 45 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce contains approximately 12 grams of fat.


Each serving of Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce contains approximately 30 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron.


This recipe contains tree nuts (almonds) and may contain gluten if served with rice.


Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, along with essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a weeknight dinner or special occasion. The tangy olive sauce adds a burst of flavor to the tender chicken, making it a dish that is sure to impress.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still remember the exact moment I discovered this recipe for Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce. It was a warm summer day, and I had just returned from a trip to Italy with my husband. We had spent our days exploring the picturesque streets of Florence, indulging in delicious Italian cuisine, and soaking up the sun on the Amalfi Coast. It was during this trip that I fell in love with the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine, and I was determined to bring a taste of Italy back home with me.

One evening, as I was flipping through a cookbook that I had picked up in a quaint little shop in Tuscany, I came across a recipe that caught my eye. It was for Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce, a simple yet elegant dish that combined tender chicken with a rich and savory olive sauce. I was intrigued by the combination of flavors and knew that I had to give it a try.

I set to work in the kitchen, carefully following the recipe and savoring the smells that wafted through the air as the chicken sizzled in the pan. The sauce was a beautiful shade of green, flecked with bits of garlic and fresh herbs, and I knew that it would perfectly complement the juicy chicken. As I took my first bite, I was transported back to the sun-drenched streets of Italy, and I knew that this recipe would become a staple in my culinary repertoire.

But the story of how I learned to make this dish does not end there. Over the years, I have made it my own, adding my own twist and incorporating new ingredients that I have picked up along the way. One of the things that I love most about cooking is the ability to take a recipe and make it your own, infusing it with your own personal flair and creativity.

One summer, my dear friend Maria came to visit me from Greece. Maria was a wonderful cook, and she had a wealth of knowledge about Mediterranean cuisine that she was eager to share with me. Together, we spent hours in the kitchen, swapping recipes and cooking up a storm. Maria taught me how to make a traditional Greek olive sauce that was bursting with flavor, and I knew that I had to incorporate it into my Chicken Sauté recipe.

The addition of the Greek olive sauce took the dish to a whole new level, adding a tangy and salty kick that perfectly complemented the tender chicken. Maria and I spent many evenings enjoying this dish together, savoring each bite and reminiscing about our travels through the Mediterranean.

As the years passed, I continued to refine and perfect my recipe for Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce. I experimented with different types of olives, fresh herbs, and spices, creating a dish that was uniquely my own. Each time I made it, I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment, knowing that I had created something truly special.

Now, whenever I make this dish, I am transported back to those warm summer days in Italy and Greece, surrounded by friends and family, sharing good food and laughter. Cooking has always been a source of joy and comfort for me, and I am grateful for the experiences and memories that I have gathered along the way.

So, if you ever find yourself craving a taste of the Mediterranean, I urge you to give my recipe for Chicken Sauté with Olive Sauce a try. I hope that it brings you as much joy and satisfaction as it has brought me over the years. Bon appétit!


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