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Roasted Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes

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This oven-roasted chicken with olives and tomatoes is a deliciously flavorful weeknight dish. If you love briney and sweet; this roasted chicken is going to be your new favorite. The marinade is packed with flavor and is the perfect compliment to chicken!

I haven’t made a recipe in a while that I’m like, “you seriously need to drop everything and make this immediately.”

I mean, I adore all the recipes that I share with you guys but there are just some that rank higher than others in terms of remakeability..if that makes sense?

This one is it.

This oven-roasted chicken with olives and tomatoes is a deliciously flavorful weeknight dish. If you love briney and sweet; this roasted chicken is going to be your new favorite. The marinade is packed with flavor and is the perfect compliment to chicken!

What I love most about this recipe is the FLAVOR. It’s like the perfect mashup of flavors when you take a big bite of everything together.

You get the briney olives and the sweetness from the agave and roasted tomatoes and the subtle seasonings and the bite of the shallots and garlic.

Not to mention the crispy chicken skin. There is nothing better!

This oven-roasted chicken with olives and tomatoes is a deliciously flavorful weeknight dish. If you love briney and sweet; this roasted chicken is going to be your new favorite. The marinade is packed with flavor and is the perfect compliment to chicken!

Another thing I should mention about this recipe is how easy it is. You make the marinade, throw the chicken and marinade in a plastic bag, shake it around and put it in the fridge overnight to get all the flavor goodness.

Then you put in a baking pan and roast for 25 minutes and you get the most deliciously moist, tender, and flavorful chicken ever.

I wish there was a way for you to sample this. You’ll seriously want to make this over and over again.

This oven-roasted chicken with olives and tomatoes is a deliciously flavorful weeknight dish. If you love briney and sweet; this roasted chicken is going to be your new favorite. The marinade is packed with flavor and is the perfect compliment to chicken!

Permanent dinner item? Yep. 100%

This oven-roasted chicken with olives and tomatoes is a deliciously flavorful weeknight dish. If you love briney and sweet; this roasted chicken is going to be your new favorite. The marinade is packed with flavor and is the perfect compliment to chicken!
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Roasted Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes
Prep Time
1 hrs 46 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hr 11 mins
 

A delicious combo of flavors in a roasted chicken dish! Prep overnight and pop in the oven for a fantastic dinner the next day!

Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chopped green olives
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
Instructions
  1. In a gallon plastic bag, add green olives, shallots, garlic, agave nectar, olive oil, lime juice, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Zip up and mix around. Add the chicken thighs and seal the plastic bag and massage chicken around until it's all coated. Place in the refrigerator overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. In an oven-safe casserole dish, place halved grape tomatoes on the bottom of the dish. Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes and season with a little salt. Mix around with your hands.

  4. Remove chicken from the plastic bag and try to brush off most of the marinade and keep it in the bag. In a cast iron skillet or nonstick skillet over medium high heat, sear the chicken thighs until skin has browned. Don't cook chicken all the way through as it will finish cooking in the oven.

  5. Place chicken on top of the tomatoes. Then, dump the rest of the olive mixture on top.

  6. Bake in oven on the middle rack for 25 minutes. If you see that your olives are getting brown and starting to burn, you can cover with foil halfway through.

  7. Once done cooking, remove from oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving. The pan drippings are a flavor bomb so be sure to save them and drizzle on top of your chicken!

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Posted on May 01, 2017

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  1. Jenny Flake
    05/01/2017 at 1:44 pm

    Love these flavors!! Beautiful dish!

  2. Judy D.
    05/01/2017 at 3:38 pm

    I just printed this recipe and can’t wait to make it. I love the fact that it doesn’t have a ton of ingredients. Chicken, tomatoes, olives…love it all. :-)

    • Julie
      05/01/2017 at 6:11 pm

      Omg, you’re going to LOVE it. It’s a new fav in our house!!

  3. Krysten@freshfitkitchen
    05/01/2017 at 7:22 pm

    This is one gorgeous recipe! So affordable too, but elegant enough for company. Adding to my recipe box! ;)

    • Julie
      05/02/2017 at 7:52 am

      Thanks!! I hope you try it :)

  4. Maria
    05/01/2017 at 11:35 pm

    Those roasted tomatoes sound like a great addition to the meal!

  5. Gaby Dalkin
    05/02/2017 at 11:21 am

    Love, love, LOVE these flavors! You’re right!

  6. Marla Meridith
    05/03/2017 at 8:03 am

    I’m always up for olives!!

  7. Sommer @aspicyperspective
    05/03/2017 at 9:33 am

    This chicken looks amazing! I’ve got to try this recipe soon!

  8. stanp
    05/04/2017 at 6:21 am

    Enjoy chicken, olives and tomatoes..so a perfect recipe for me !

    Agave nector a different touch (for me).

    Thanks…

  9. Heather Christo
    05/04/2017 at 1:02 pm

    I love this beautiful Dish Julie!

  10. Katie
    05/18/2017 at 7:58 am

    Hi Julie,
    ALWAYS love your recipes, and appreciate your creativity!! I hate to ask a dumb question…do you have a go to when you buy agave nectar? I’ve never purchased it before?? Thank:-))

    • Julie
      05/19/2017 at 8:59 am

      Hey Katie! You can get it at the grocery store! It’s usually in the section where honey is.

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