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Sauteed Chicken with Olives, Lemon, and Capers

Serving Size: 10 servings
This savory dish captures all the quintessential flavors of the Mediterranean. Pair this with a salad for a complete meal.

Recipe by: Mayumi Tavalero

Cook Times

Active Prep10
Hands-On Cook20
Total Time30 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10 servings

Cooking Tools Required

Cutting board, Measuring cups and spoons, Saute pan, Sharp Knives, Skillet, Tongs, Top Stove


  • 1 lemon large, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil divided, more or less as needed
  • 10 boneless skinless chicken thigh
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour spread on a plate
  • 4 clove garlic
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cup olives
  • cup capers
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  • Place a large skillet(s) over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add half the lemon slices and sear until lightly browned, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate.
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken with flour, shaking off excess. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the hot pan and cook the chicken pieces until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side, working in batches if necessary. Transfer to a large plate.
  • Add the minced garlic to the pan(s) and saute for 30 seconds. Add the green olives, capers and broth. Add the reserved chicken pieces and any accumulated juices, and the reserved browned lemon slices. Cook over high heat until the broth is reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the butter and parsley. Plate and garnish with reserved fresh lemon slices.
Reheating Instructions
Heat in microwave on full power until heated through.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 451IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg