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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!

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!

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

A delicious combo of flavors in a roasted chicken dish! Prep overnight and pop in the oven for a fantastic dinner the next day!
Prep Time: 1 hr 46 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 11 mins
Servings: 2

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 754kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

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

  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place chicken on top of the tomatoes. Then, dump the rest of the olive mixture on top.
  • 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.
  • 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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Notes

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 754 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Fat 60g92%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 35g70%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Recipe Rating




DogRescuer

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

I am not quite sure what I had expected this to taste but I am pretty sure this is a lot more flavorful than I thought it would be. I made this for lunch today, and I am really glad I have another portion left for tomorrow. It was also very easy to prepare (I used breasts and marinated them in the fridge overnight, then skipped the searing-in-the-pan part, so it was basically made in the single pan I put in the oven, making clean-up very quick) without any hard-to-find ingredients. This is definitely a winner. Thank you!

Julie Wampler

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

YAY! I'm so glad you took a chance and made this! It's one of my favorites!

Lisa Breitenstein

Sunday 30th of December 2018

I’m looking forward to making this! What do you suggest serving it with?

Julie Wampler

Monday 31st of December 2018

Roasted vegetables! Or rice :)

Joanne

Friday 26th of January 2018

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

Julie

Friday 26th of January 2018

Cook time would be the same :)

Anna

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

This dish was amazing....Thank you so much!

Julie

Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Great to hear! Thanks!

Jillian

Friday 19th of January 2018

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

Julie

Friday 19th of January 2018

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