Lemon-garlic Chicken with Olives Recipe

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This is a delicious dish. The roasted garlic is so good you will want to spread it on the bread you serve this with. Bring it to the table with the pot or pan you cook it in for extra ease.

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Servings: 4


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  • 1 3 to 4 pound fryer chicken cut up, or chicken pieces
  • 25 garlic cloves peeled (already peeled cloves available at Trader Joe's!)
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup pitted green olives, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp chopped lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano, basil, sage, etc.)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Combine the lemon zest and juice, olive oil, herbs (reserve on Tbsp of herbs), and salt and pepper in a small bowl and stir.
  3. Arrange chicken pieces in a roasting pan, place the garlic cloves all around the chicken, and pour lemon-herb mixture over them. Roast for about 40 minutes or until nicely browned. If chicken is tightly packed, this will probably take about 50 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken. Add broth to the pan and place on top of stove over med-high heat. Stir and gently scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen juices. Add the olives and stir, cooking a few more minutes. Garnish with the remaining Tbsp of herbs and take pan to table or transfer to serving platter. Serve immediately.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 373g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 801  
Calories from Fat 577 72%
Total Fat 64.49g 81%
Saturated Fat 22.52g 90%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 243mg 81%
Sodium 541mg 23%
Potassium 585mg 17%
Total Carbs 2.82g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 0.63g 0%
Protein 51.06g 82%
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  • John Spottiswood
    This is really tasty. I love the roasted garlic flavor and the herb mixture. A simple pleasure!
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    • Patricia Hawkes
      Sounds very easy and delicous!! Thanks!!
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