Bill, this was GREAT! I used skinless bone-in thigh cutlets as I prefer them to breasts, and took note and reduced the liquids to 1 cup in total. I did use the sultanas (golden raisins) and although I'm not too fond of them, they really gave a nice contrast of sweetness to the salty olives in the sauce. As they plumped up, I added another 1/4 cup of water to the sauce. In the ingredients, you mention Spanish onions coarsely chopped-I took this to mean Spanish olives as they are mentioned in the method. I also slipped a teaspoon of Spanish smoked paprika into the recipe, which gave a wonderful, but subtle smokey flavour. This is a truly wonderful recipe.
Really good recipe. Sweet and salty. I think I probably doubled the amount of raisins because my husband loves them so much.
All I can say is....Yummalooo!!! Loved this recipe, served it for guests and hubby who doesn't really care for olives but plates were totally cleared! Thanks for sharing! This will be one to go in the keepers.
Interesting flavor, the main taste is the olives & their saltiness, . ..the family was not interested in any other part but the chicken. I wouldn't recommend this dish for families with children (mine are 12 & 13yo) with underdeveloped tastes! Unfortunately the rice turned out a little wet, so 18-20 minutes really wasn't enough to cook it, but regardless had a good flavor. I don't really see myself cooking this dish for the family in the future.
This is a really delicious recipe!! I diced the chicken & also left out the raisins. I'd never cooked a dish with such a large amount of olives, & was a little worried that it might be too salty, but not at all... they cooked down nice & the rice (Mmmm...) was a great balance. Maybe next time I'll use dried cherries in place of the raisins. Thanks for a great recipe!! (I've made this a few times now & can easily say that it's become one of my favorites. Thanks again!!)
I'm not a raisin lover, but this recipe looked so good I tried it as written and really loved the taste! Kudos to Rachel for this winner of a recipe and thanks for posting Bill!
I made this after I saw this original 30 Minute Meals episode. This is FANTASTIC! Even if you don't like raisins, I say still throw 'em in and eat around them b/c they do add to the overall flavor. This is one of my top 3 Rachael Ray recipes.
I loved this! It was so easy to make, hardly any prep at all. I only made a half batch and I did use the rasins. They were a really tasty contrast to the olives. I've made other chicken with spanish olives recipes before and they were too salty and overpowering. This was perfect. I wouldn't change anything!
I really loved it; my husband wasn't as effusive. I thought it was very different; however, I would hesitate to make it for company if I didn't know their tastes. I could see where some people would not like it at all.