Chicken with Olives, Salsa and Lime


If you need an effortless 
dish for dinner 
that comes together in 20 minutes, 
this saucy chicken dinner is for you.



Chicken breasts braised in flavorful pico de gallo (salsa) and salty green olives for tender, delicious meat...

I love a recipe such as this that calls for the juice of a lime!  This is an adapted Real Simple recipe.  To speed up the process, I found a jar of pico de gallo sauce in the grocery store’s refrigerated section.  You may prefer to chop your own mixture of onions, tomatoes and herbs.





Bill and I thought this was great. It’s easy peasy ~ it became one of my favorite chicken recipes, maybe it will be yours also!

Serve this dish with rice or a simple green salad and crusty bread ~ dinner doesn’t get much easier than this.

Don’t forget the lime wedges at serving time!


CHICKEN with OLIVES, SALSA and LIME
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 cups pico de gallo
½ cup chopped green olives
Lime wedges, for serving

Method:

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high.
Season chicken all over with salt and pepper.
Add chicken to skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, flipping half way through about 4 minutes per side.
Add pico de gallo and olives, and bring to a simmer.
Simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Serve chicken with lime wedges.


Enjoy! 

28 comments:

  1. Hi Pam, This isn't my kind of dish but my wife (who has more flexibility in dining and trying different ingredients) would love this one. She'd probably use skinless thighs though because she loves dark meat. Hope all is well in the north country! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! This would be great with chicken thighs. All is well here, enjoying this great summer weather! Hope your are too! Take care

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  2. chicken and olives sounds absolutely yumm!! xo

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! It's really a good way to make chicken! xoxo

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  3. Every flavour I love, yum yum. Hope all is well Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! Thanks! Have a great rest of the week!

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  4. It does sound good and simple! I love chicken.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mae! It is good and simple, for sure! Thanks!

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  5. Green olives upgrade any dish. I prefer the syrian type olives. Your chicken breasts are a fast,flavored, and healthy recipe.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! It's amazing how much flavor a few olives can add to a dish. Take care

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  6. Quick easy and so yummy too! I can't wait to try this because I LOVE olives.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Hope you try this and like it as much as we do! Take care

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  7. I love how easy this recipe looks and so yummy!

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! Easy works for me! Take care

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  8. Easy and really flavorful -- perfect! It's also quick to make -- always a plus. Very creative -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks, John! It was really tasty! Take care

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  9. Such a fun, easy new way to prepare chicken! I'm so tired of my usual recipes, and this will make such a yummy dinner!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! I'm always looking for new recipes too! Take care

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  10. I think I'd be tempted to put this on a flour tortilla! It sounds wonderful, Pam, and chicken is one of our favorites ;)

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    1. Great idea, Susan! Will do that soon! Thanks!

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  11. 20 minutes? Sign me up...I absolutely love this chicken dish, great for a weekday dinner. Thanks for the recipe Pam. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! It's good and easy! Take care

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  12. This looks like the kinda meal my family would love! Looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! Have a good rest of the week!

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  13. Molto gustoso il pollo così cucinato!!!

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  14. Can't ever go wrong with a dish like this. Satisfying and simple!

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    1. Thanks, Abbe! Have a good rest of the week!

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