Chicken Breast With Olives and Rosemary

This is a great recipe that I adapted from Chef Marco Canora, a restaurateur and cookbook author. His recipe is called Chicken Thighs with Olives and Rosemary. I also changed the kind of olives and added a different chop on the vegetables and increased the chicken broth to help keep the chicken breast moist.
Chicken Breast With Olives and Rosemary
Chop The Vegetables
Brown The Chicken
Cover With Sauce and Bake
Chicken Breast With Olives and Rosemary
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Adapted from Marco Canora's Chicken Thighs With Olives and Rosemary
4 Chicken Breast with Rib Meat
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup red onion chopped
1 cup carrots chopped
1 cup celery chopped
2 small cloves garlic minced
2 sprigs rosemary
1 cup green Spanish olives
1 cup ripe black olives
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper on both sides
Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a large heavy dutch oven and sear the chicken on both sides,
remove and set aside
To the hot olive oil, add the red onions, carrot, celery, and garlic and saute for about 1 minute 
Add the rosemary leaves, chicken broth and tomato paste mix well and add in the olives
Add the chicken breast and baste the top of the chicken with the sauce
Cover and bake 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hour 
The last 30 minutes of the cooking time uncover the dutch oven to complete the process
Recipe Tip
The original recipe called for Nicoise Olives, we do not have those here at the Country General Store, so I just used what I had in the pantry. I substituted 1/2 cup red wine and added 1/2 cup into the chicken broth.
This is a very hearty dish and yet very delicate.We served it with rice. It will freeze well.

Thank you for stopping by to share this meal with us. It is always great to get to see you and enjoy great food together. We sure hope you will come back soon!
Peace and Joy

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. This looks so delicious, Miz Helen! I just love Rosemary, they are always perfect with chicken! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  2. That sauce looks lovely - definitely need to lick the plate.

  3. This dish looks divine. Will be trying.

  4. What a great recipe! I'll have to give it a try soon:)

  5. The combo of olives and rosemary is one of my faves! Looks delish!

  6. I love, black, red, purplish....I love them all. This sounds dee-lish and I will have to try it. Thanks for visitng my blog! xo,

  7. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

  8. Hmmmm, this looks and sounds delish! I will definitely try it. I buy the most incredible organic chicken breasts at my favorite farmer's market. Just nothing like the flavor and I know would be great in this dish.


  9. Sounds perfect with olives and rosemary and that sauce looks yummy....I am coming over :)

  10. Oh my goodness- that sauce! This sounds like an amazing meal...mouthwatering even ;)

  11. This looks delicious Miz Helen! YUM!

  12. This recipe looks delicious! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for following me. I'm following you now too!

  13. I love the delicious Mediterranean flavours in this recipe Miz Helen, and I like that you used chicken breasts too. My family much prefer chicken breasts to thighs. Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  14. Sounds tasty! Thanks for sharing this at Fat Camp Friday this weekend. Enjoy your weekend, see you next week!

  15. Miz Helen, thank you for sharing your delicious chicken recipe with Cookbook Sundays. Rosemary and olives make a wonderful pair!

  16. What a thoroughly delicious looking dish - I know I would absolutely love this :-)

  17. This looks lovely. I'm sure any type of olives would do - I also didn't have the right ones for my dish and had to substitute.


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