Roasted Chicken with Olives


Roasted Chicken with Olives

This recipe is definetly one of the easiest and most delicious recipe you can make. You only need chicken thighs and olives and in the end you will have a delicious lunch or dinner. The recipe might seems weird at the beginning, but trust me, I promise is one of the best. The meat is so tener, juicy and with baked olives is a perfect combo.
And talking about olives, did you know that olives are actually fruits? Olives are produced by olive trees (Olea europaea). They are related to mangoes, cherries, peaches, almonds, and pistachios and are part of the class of fruit known as drupes, or stone fruits.
Olives are high in antioxidants, which provide health advantages ranging from limiting microbial growth to fighting inflammation. It has been demonstrated that dietary antioxidants lower your chance of developing chronic diseases including cancer and heart disease.
Olives are rich in plant compounds called polyphenols. Oleocanthal is one of the polyphenols found in olives. This substance functions as a natural anti-inflammatory and appears to have the same pharmacological effect as ibuprofen. It's interesting that this beneficial quality has been linked to improvements in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.
Oleic acid, which accounts for 73% of the oil content overall, is the main fatty acid in olive oil. The remaining fat in olives is made up of 11% polyunsaturated (omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids) and 15% saturated fat.Olives include monounsaturated fat, a healthy lipid also present in almonds and avocados. Dietary monounsaturated fat raises the good cholesterol.
You can tame your hunger by consuming a few olives before a meal. This is so that the monounsaturated fatty acids in healthful olives can slow down digestion and activate the hormone cholecystokinin, which tells the brain that it is full and satisfied.
Olives are an excellent ingredient because they are flavorful, also, olives are very healthy and you should include this amazing fruits in your diet. If you dont't know how, you can start with this recipe, but, here are some tricks how you can include olives in your diet. A pizza topping or addition to any salad makes for a more tasty dinner. Olives are a simple snack when eaten on their own.While you're preparing dinner, a little handful of butter olives is a terrific snack. A few Kalamata olives are the ideal addition to any salad or grain dish.
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 234 kcal


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 50 g green olives
  • 50 g kalamata olives
  • 50 g black olives
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides. Add the olive oil and massage the thighs well, until they are completely covered with oil. Put the meat in a tray and bake it in the oven at 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven, add the olives, a few slices of lemon and cover the tray. Bake everything at 200 degrees for 20 minutes, then leave the tray uncovered in the oven at 180 degrees for another 15 minutes or until the chicken thighs are browned.


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