Chicken with tomato & olives

Chicken with tomato & olives

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A quick and easy one-pot dish for summer - great for using up leftover cooked chicken

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (inc skin)

  • kcal531
  • fat32g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein52g
  • salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 20g pack basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 x 400g or 14oz cans cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • handful olives

    Olive

    ol-liv

    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • sliced meat from a whole cooked chicken, plus any juices

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • crusty bread, to serve

Method

  1. Finely chop the stalks from a 20g pack basil and shred most of the leaves. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a medium frying pan, then soften 2 thinly sliced garlic cloves and the basil stalks for 3 mins.

  2. Tip in 2 x 400g cans cherry tomatoes, 1 tsp sugar and the shredded basil. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 mins until reduced and saucy. Season. Add a handful olives, the sliced meat from a whole cooked chicken and any juices. Gently stir. Simmer for 2 mins, scatter with basil leaves, then serve with crusty bread.

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Comments (6)

jillbrain's picture

This was delicious, but I did modify it a bit. I bought chicken breasts and simmered them in chicken stock for 15 minutes. I used 1 can of tomatoes, and added liquor from the simmering chicken when it looked like drying up a bit. I thought the basil/olive/garlic combination was really good. I also added some spare mushrooms.

bradthiele's picture
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This is not a recipe. It's simply warmed up tinned toms with some garlic and sugar! Ridiculous that GoodFood would post this on their website!

itsamee's picture
3

Nice but not great, a bit too much sauce for us.

stormyraincloud's picture
4

Really lovely dish. I used fresh cherry tomatoes and a bit of passata and cooked for a little longer. Very nice. Clean plates all round, except for having to remove the olives off the 4 year olds plate :)

stormyraincloud's picture
4

Really lovely dish. I used fresh cherry tomatoes and a bit of passata and cooked for a little longer. Very nice. Clean plates all round, except for having to remove the olives off the 4 year olds plate :)

cheard's picture
4

I forgot how delicious and fragrant basil was until i cut into it!

Delicious dish, very easy to prepare :)

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