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!

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 hour 46 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 11 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 754
Author Julie Wampler


  • 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


  • 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!



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.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 754kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 60g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g