I enjoyed this dish. The olives were omitted, as my friend really doesn't care for them. Cooking the chicken with all of the seasonings made a wonderful stock which added lots of flavor both to the meat and the rice. After removing the meat and straining out the solids, I skimmed the fat off of the remaining broth before serving- for a half recipe, 1/4 cup of fat was removed! I cut this in half, hoping to have dinner for myself and a friend, plus leftovers for lunch. What I got was enough food to feed at least 4 people- with hearty appetites. I really liked the flavors, and the only thing I would change is to leave out the beans and increase the peas- I didn't really enjoy the texture of the beans, but that's personal preference. Thanks for posting!