A casserole dish of mediterranean chicken with olives and grapes
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5 from 5 votes

Mediterranean Chicken with Olives and Grapes

Mediterranean Chicken with Olives and Grapes is an easy oven baked chicken dish that makes a warm and comforting main dish dinner that the whole family will love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken with olives and grapes, mediterranean chicken
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 539kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups grapes different grapes give slightly different flavors, I usually use green grapes
  • 30 ounces pitted olives 2- 15 oz cans
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper coarse grind is our preference

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put grapes and olives into a large oven proof casserole dish, at least a 9 by 13 inch pan. In a large skillet, saute the onions in the butter and olive oil until lightly browned. 
  • Pour the onions and olive oil/ butter sauce over the grapes and olives. Sprinkle half of the spices and herbs over the grapes and olives.
  • Place the pan with olives and grapes in the oven. Begin cooking while you brown the chicken.
  • Season chicken with remaining salt, garlic, and pepper. Brown quickly over medium high heat on both sides. This should take maybe 2 to 3 minutes per side depending on how hot your pan is.
  • Transfer the chicken to the casserole pan placing over the olives and grapes.  Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Top with additional mint and parsley before serving.

Notes

Family preference is to serve this with white rice like Basmati or Jasmine rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 2324mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 17% | Vitamin C: 4.9% | Calcium: 7.2% | Iron: 6.7%