Monday, 9 March 2015

Lemon and Olive Chicken

Got lemons? Olives? Make chicken!

This easy lemon olive chicken recipe is one of my favourites when I am entertaining. Its relatively easy to make, healthy and satisfying.


Lemon and Olive Chicken

8 chicken drumsticks /thighs
2 tsp chopped garlic
Zest and juice of a Meyer lemon
Few slices of a Meyer lemon
1 tbs crushed black pepper
2 cups chopped pitted green olives
3 tbs olive oil

Take the chicken pieces in a non stick pan, add 1/4 cup water, garlic and a pinch of salt. Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat until the meat is almost done and the liquid is evaporated.

Add in the olive oil, 2 lemon slices and the juice and zest. Increase the heat and cook over high flame for a few minutes. Eventually add the olives. Cover the pan and cook for a few minutes on low heat.
Tip: You can stop at this stage and do the rest just before serving.

Add the black pepper and carefully stir fry for a minute or two. Tip: Dont stir a lot, the chicken will be very tender and possibly falling off the bones.

Garnish with lemon slices and anything green!

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