More Great Recipes: Dinner | Dinner Party | Low Calorie | Main Dish

Chicken with Green Olives


User Avatar
Member since 2007

Serves 4 | Prep Time | Cook Time 30

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
8 chicken thighs (about 2 pounds), skinned
3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
Dash of ground red pepper
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2/3 cup pitted green olives
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 cups hot cooked couscous


Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken to pan; cook 10 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove chicken from pan; reduce heat to medium.


Add 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, onion, and the next 8 ingredients (onion through bay leaf); cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth; bring to a boil. Return chicken to pan, and reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until chicken is done. Discard cinnamon and bay leaf.



While chicken cooks, place olives in a small saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; drain. Repeat procedure. Add olives and juice to chicken mixture; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve over couscous.



Yield


4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs, 1/2 cup sauce, and 3/4 cup couscous)


Pairs Well With


Notes

Yet another great Cooking Light recipe

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

11110 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell "Secret of the Wings Cookbook"
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

438 Downloads
FREE
A dash of local for every season
By slyasafox15

22 Recipes

12 Downloads
FREE
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Pecan Cookie Waffles with Honey-Cinnamon Butter
Pecan Cookie Waffles with Honey-Cinnamon Butter