Everyday Food Lemon and Olive Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

A yummy-looking recipe from Martha Stewart's new Everyday Food magazine. I havent tried it, but if anyone does, let me know how it turns out. Cook time includes prep time. 303 calories 15g of fat 34.3g protein 7g carbs per serving

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle the chicken with 1 tsp.
  2. each salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp.
  4. of the olive oil over medium heat.
  5. In two batches, sear the chiken, skin side first, until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
  6. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  7. Cut the lemons in half lengthwise and then into thin slices crosswise.
  8. If the skillet is dry, add the remaining 1 Tbsp.
  9. oil.
  10. Add the onions and garlic and cook over medium heat until soft but not brown, about 3 minutes.
  11. Stir in lemon slices, olives, stock, and 2 cups water.
  12. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  13. Put the chicken on top of the vegetables, pour in any accumulated juices from the plate, sprinkle with thyme and crushed red pepper.
  14. Cover and simmer until the chicken is just cooked through, about 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

Definitely 5-star! DH, who isn't wild about olives, even liked this! He enjoys the taste of olives, but won't eat 'em (hey, more for me!). The taste was totally delicious. I made this exactly as written, and it was truly piquant and memorable - I'd definitely make this for company (another dish to make for friends - yea!). The only thing I'd do differently would be to trim all the peel and pith from the lemons, so they can be consumed with the chicken. The lemon peel was a tad too bitter to eat, but this is a nit-pick. The dish is easy and delicious - great recipe, Cookbook Carrie!

Lizzie-Babette March 21, 2003

Very lemony from the rind in the sauce, not too garlicky, and with a little heat from the red pepper flakes! I reduced the recipe to make two huge bone-in chicken breasts, added about 8 ounces sliced mushrooms to my skillet, and made my sauce with 2 cups chicken stock, but no additional water ~ I added a packet of splenda to camouflage the sharpness of the lemon! Made for Chef Shapeweaver's Cooking from the Pantry, Freezer, and Fridge Challenge, Feb/Mar 2012!

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle February 11, 2012

We really enjoyed this. Very flavorful and simple to do. I didn't do the sauce part, just cooked the chicken with the onion, olives, garlic & lemons. Will make again!

Southern Bug June 19, 2008

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