Roasted Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes

  • 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!

    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!

    Yay for a new recipe video! You have to watch it below because I’m wearing one of my favorite shirts of all time.

    Okay, so roasted chicken with olives and tomatoes doesn’t sound like much BUT it’s all in the marinade and how ridiculously easy it all is to put together.

    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 (on top of how easy the prep is). 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%

    Watch me make it below!

    Roasted Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes
    Prep Time
    1 hr 46 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    2 hrs 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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  • Jenny Flake says:

    Love these flavors!! Beautiful dish!

  • Judy D. says:

    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 says:

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

  • Krysten@freshfitkitchen says:

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

    • Julie says:

      Thanks!! I hope you try it :)

  • Maria says:

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

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

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

  • Marla Meridith says:

    I’m always up for olives!!

  • Sommer @aspicyperspective says:

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

  • stanp says:

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

    Agave nector a different touch (for me).

    Thanks…

  • Heather Christo says:

    I love this beautiful Dish Julie!

  • Katie says:

    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 says:

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

  • Blu says:

    I can’t wait to try this! I don’t understand people who don’t love olives!

    • Julie says:

      Olives are the best!

  • coni smith says:

    Live this will try this week thanks

    • Julie says:

      I hope you enjoy it!

  • chris says:

    for some reason I can not pin this

    • Julie says:

      sorry to hear that; I am able to pin it just fine! you may want to try again!

  • Jillian says:

    It looked as though you used boneless skinless thighs in the video?

    • Julie says:

      Yep! It’s ok to deviate a little from the recipe :)

  • Anna says:

    This dish was amazing….Thank you so much!

    • Julie says:

      Great to hear! Thanks!

  • Joanne says:

    The chicken in the video looked boneless and skinless….not a big deal, just wondering if cook time would be different? ?

    • Julie says:

      Cook time would be the same :)

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