Everyday Food Lemon and Olive Chicken

Recipe by CookbookCarrie
READY IN: 55mins




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