One-Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Olives


Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted Mezzetta olives, and lemon! 

Crispy and tender braised chicken is cooked with potatoes, Mezzetta olives, onions, lemons and herbs for an AMAZING dinner you can make in ONE pan, in just ONE hour!  Hello easy dinner!

One Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken | Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, bright lemon and fresh herbs!

With the holidays approaching quickly, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m in need of some seriously easy dinners!  It seems like all too often, dinner time is approaching, and my desire to cook an elaborate meal is at all all-time low.  Which is not good, since I’m a food blogger lol.  That’s where dinners like this come into play….

One Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken | Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, bright lemon and fresh herbs!

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Dinner made in ONE pan, in ONE hour.  Now that’s what I’m talking about!  You don’t even have to peel the potatoes 🙂  I love the simplicity of the ingredients in this recipe… nothing fancy schmancy… yet the flavors are truly amazing.  When you use quality ingredients, it really shows!  Like the Mezzetta olives… they are family owned since 1935, where the fourth generation of Mezzetta family is continuing the commitment to bring their customers the highest quality foods available. They source the finest fresh produce from the sun-drenched soils of California, Italy, Spain, France, and Greece and prepare them according to their Italian family recipes at our state-of-the-art production facility in the Napa Valley.  If you think you don’t like olives… try some varieties from Mezzetta, you might just change your mind!

One Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken | Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, bright lemon and fresh herbs!

Just look at that crispy skin!!  Ahhh, love it 😀

This recipe is adapted from, and uses the cooking method from Sara over at Dinner at the Zoo 🙂

One Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken | Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, bright lemon and fresh herbs!

Making this dinner is so easy, you could even make it for a great lunch!

Mezzetta is all about holiday memories, and while this isn’t necessarily a holiday themed meal (although it could be!), my idea behind this dish is that you can make those great family and holiday memories while it’s in the oven.  You don’t have to spend a bunch of time cleaning up dishes or prepping for 30 minutes.  Spend that time with your family!

One Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken | Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, bright lemon and fresh herbs!

Feel free to snack on some olives while you’re waiting on dinner 😉

One Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken | Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, bright lemon and fresh herbs!

Sooooooo today I’m not just bringing you a great recipe… I’m also here to share with you how you can WIN some amazing prizes!  Wooohooo!!!

From now until December 31st, Mezzetta is hosting  The Holiday Memories Sweepstakes:

Grand Prize (1) – Instant Print Digital Camera plus a Ultimate Olive Lover’s Gift Basket including Mezzetta Olives, Olive Spoon, Cutting Board, Olive Bowl, Cocktail Napkins and Recipe Card.
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Winners will be chosen at random and will be notified and receive the prize within 2 weeks from the end of the sweepstakes.

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One Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken | Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, bright lemon and fresh herbs!

So this holiday season, give yourself a break and fix an amazing meal that is practically effortless!  And don’t forget to enter to win the Mezzetta Holiday Sweepstakes 😉

One Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken | Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, bright lemon and fresh herbs!
One Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken | Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, bright lemon and fresh herbs!


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One Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken | Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, bright lemon and fresh herbs!
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5 from 3 votes
One-Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Olives
4 servings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Fall in love with Mediterranean flavors with this easy and delicious one pan, one hour, braised chicken with creamy potatoes, roasted olives, and lemon!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 4 in bone- skin-on chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 large yellow or white onion sliced
  • 4-5 inch yukon gold or red-skinned potatoes scrubbed clean and cut into 1 pieces
  • 1 lemon sliced thinly
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano minced (can substitute 2 tsp dried oregano)
  • 1/2 cup Mezzetta green olives with pimento (some sliced some whole)
  • 1/2 cup Mezzetta pitted Kalamata olives (some sliced some whole)
  • 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white wine one third, I use Chardonnay
  • 1 1/3 cup chicken stock one and one third
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary whole
  • 1 lemon zested
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pat chicken thighs dry with a paper towel and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over MED-HIGH heat. Once oil is rippling, add the chicken thighs, skin side down and cook for 5 minutes, or until golden brown and seared.
  3. Turn chicken over and cook on the other side for another 4-5 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken to a plate to rest.
  5. Add onion to the pan and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add potatoes, smashed garlic cloves, olives, and minced oregano and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and stir. Add wine and allow most of the liquid to cook off (just a few minutes).
  8. Pour in chicken stock and stir. Nestle the chicken thighs into the pan and tuck the lemon slices in among the chicken and vegetables. Toss in the rosemary sprig.
  9. Cover pan with lid (or foil), and bake for 40 minutes, until potatoes are tender and chicken is cooked through. Remove rosemary stem.
  10. The remaining juices should have thickened into a makeshift gravy you can spoon over the top of the chicken when serving.
  11. Garnish with lemon zest and additional oregano or fresh parsley if desired.
Recipe Notes

** Mezzetta olives are the ones I use for this recipe, as they are quality ingredients.

** recipe adapted from Dinner at the Zoo

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38 comments on “One-Pan Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Olives”

  1. Hun Im Portuguese and we eat chicken like no other and yet I have never, NEVER seen such delicious chicken recipe and I LOVE kalamata olives but we don’t have them here so blac ones it is.

    Beautiful blog and I am off to explore it whilst adding your page to my favourites.

    Well Done!! Congrats.

  2. First off, I would like to say, that everything I have made from this site is absolutely delicious!!!
    This chicken dish was amazing!
    My family adored it.
    Thanks so much for sharing, and I look so forward to trying everything you post!

  3. So funny that’s exactly what i’m about to eat for tonight 🙂

  4. This looks DELICIOUS! I am going to have to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love one-pan meals and this one looks incredibly good! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Easy meals are the best!! My husband would love this dish…he’s obsessed with olives!

  7. I like doing something fancy schmancy from time to time but this is definitely my kind of dish for an everyday meal 🙂

  8. What an incredible looking dish! If I’m cooking with olives, I usually have to hide them because my kids are constantly snacking on them!

  9. What a scrumptious chicken recipe! My little guys are kind of obsessed with olives and we love Mezzetta so I am sure this would be gone in a flash in our home 🙂

  10. I love easy one-pan meals like this! Also, I’m newly obsessed with my cast iron skillet and couldn’t help but notice how well seasoned yours is ???

  11. This looks great! I love the briny flavor olives add to dishes like this – and I especially love how buttery they get when you cook them.

  12. Wow, this sounds absolutely delicious and looks easy enough to make! I just had to click over and see what other kinds of olives they have. Olives are a hit in our house this time of year!

  13. This dish is so pretty! The flavors seem bright and exactly what we need before this week of heavy Thanksgiving food!

  14. Who can ever resist such an awesome meal.. Loved all the clicks too .

  15. Oh my, this looks amazingly good! I absoloutly love olives, and wat them every day. One of my favourite dishes is an olive chicken dish, so I know I will love this too. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  16. What a delicious and good looking dish, the mediterranean favors are out of this world, love the addition of olives, such a great idea! Sharing!

  17. Wow, this mediterranean chicken recipe looks so good! I will have to try it during the holidays… I’m sure my fam will love it! Thank you for sharing!

  18. This dish looks freakin amazing! Delicious!