Monday, July 11, 2016

Olive and Lemon Chicken



As you probably know, I like to roast and I love one-pan dishes. This isn't really a one-pan dish, although to be honest, I would be perfectly happy eating it with a baguette to sop up the juices. I served it with rice at my mom's request. 

Before someone asks, the rice is very yellow because I sprinkle in 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric when I cook it. I have to say that I'm a little bit skeptical about the amazing health properties attributed to turmeric, but I figure it's easy enough to throw it into my food, just in case. It certainly won't hurt. Right?

This dish is easy and quick because chicken tenders cook fast. My big concern was getting garlic flavor into it. I went with garlic powder because garlic burns quickly. Then it occurred to me that garlic is often roasted with the peel on. So I found some nice big garlic cloves and peeled off only the flaky outer layers that came off easily. I popped them into the dish, figuring they would probably be raw-ish or hard as rocks. 

Hah! They fooled me. They were perfect for squeezing out of the peels and adding to the dish. I served them still in the peels because I thought that was fun and they looked cute.

As it turned out, my chicken tenders were still mostly frozen when I took them out of the fridge. Oops! I used them anyway and added five minutes to the cooking time. They came out perfect. I recommend using thawed tenders, but it's always good to know frozen ones will work in a pinch.

Use a roasting pan large enough for most of the ingredients to fit in a single layer.

Olive and Lemon Chicken Tenders

4 slices of onion
1/2 cup green olives, pitted
2 heaping tablespoons capers
4 large garlic cloves with peel on
3-4 slices lemon
1 pound chicken tenders
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pink sea salt
pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400. Place the onions in a roasting pan, separating the rings. Add the olives, capers, garlic cloves, lemon slices, and chicken tenders. In a small cup or bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over the ingredients in the pan. Turn several times to coat. Roast 15 minutes, turn everything again and roast another 10 - 15 minutes. Cut into a fat chicken tender to be sure they're cooked through. Serve over rice or pasta, or with a crusty bread.



Whisk oil with lemon and seasonings.

1/2 cup olives.

Oops. Chicken was still frozen!
After cooking. It makes a nice little sauce.

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59 comments:

  1. I love the kitty picture! I like this lemony recipe, too!

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  2. This looks great! Just added to Pinterest.

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  3. I love one pan meals! Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to read The Diva Serves High Tea...thanks for the opportunity! muddyshoesmom [at] gmail [dot] com

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  9. Yum! I don't have tenders at the moment, but am trying it tonight with chicken breasts cut to size. Thanks for the recipe!
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  10. I love the kitten, and the receipe!
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  11. recipe does look good. so does the book The Diva Runs out of Thyme. Congrats on your new little muse. Will have to give this recipe a try. Has all our favorites. As for the turmeric. It takes about a full teaspoon or two. and pepper. Read that for the medical benefits to work you need it. Much like you have to wait 7 years for a aloe vera plant to fully mature to receive full medical benefits from the plant. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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    Love it! Looks like a Sunday night family meal. I am a "domestic Diva" myself and would love to continue my journey with Krista Davis.

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  15. Yum! I love the yellow color of the rice. Must get some turmeric. ~ Daryl

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  18. This recipe looks absolutely amazing -- I love your pictures! I can't wait to try it!

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  27. I'm always looking for good recipes for chicken breasts----this looks like a winner.
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  29. Thanks for the great recipe and giveaway!

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  30. I wonder if this would work with boneless skinless thighs?
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    1. Sandy, the thighs would need to cook longer. Otherwise, though, I think it would be great!

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  31. The recipe sounds delicious and I love the new kitty. Thanks for the chance to win. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  36. Live the sleepy kitty...might try the recipe too

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  37. Live the sleepy kitty...might try the recipe too

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  39. Live the sleepy kitty...might try the recipe too

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  40. Yum-my!! Thanks for that recipe, definitely one I want to try! Ooh, sweet, sleeping kitty.... so adorable! book__wyrm@sbcglobal.net

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  41. The recipe looks good and not too complicated! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  42. I love lemon chicken and I definitely have to make this recipe. I really like cooking with chicken tenders, they are so much easier to cook with. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  43. I love lemon chicken and I definitely have to make this recipe. I really like cooking with chicken tenders, they are so much easier to cook with. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  44. that yellow rice really sets things off. looks great. and of course your new muse is the best!!

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  45. This recipe sounds perfect and refreshing for summer and a giveaway to read while you eat. The perfect pairing! hsim3691@gmail.com

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  46. I've never had lemon chicken before. Thank you for the recipe! I've read all of the books in the Domestic Diva series except for The Diva Serves High Tea. Thank you for a chance to win it! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  47. Olive and Lemon Chicken looks so yummy! Thank you for the recipe and giveaway. myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. Mmmm, yum!

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  49. Sweet kitty and lovely recipe! I keep hearing about the health benefits of Turmeric,and I'm trying to use more. I'd be thrilled to read The Diva Runs Out Of Thyme. Thank you! oh_bother88@hotmail.com

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  50. Looks really good. If I still cooked very much.... ��

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  51. The recipe sounds delicious. I love your books. Thank you for your generosity and chance to win! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  52. Thanks for the chance to win & I love the recipe. I would have to go with the newest book. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  53. Thanks for the recipe, Krista, I love everything about it! Over the last few years I've been adding turmeric to more and more recipes as well (I even take a supplement), it's nice to see that I'm not alone! :-). Nicole nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  54. amy guillaume lindermanJuly 12, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    i would love to make this for my upcoming anniversary dinner! sounds like flavors my husband would really love! aelinderman@sbcglobal.net

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  55. Love the looks of your new kitty muse.

    This sounds like a nice tasty dish.
    Re frozen ingredients--Isn't it good to know that things don't have to be perfect for a lovely result? People can get too nervous about cooking. Dive in and have fun.

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