Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

The health benefits of olives (and olive oil) come from the monounsaturated fats they contain. Olives are usually cured in a brine, salt, or olive oil, so if you must watch your salt intake, be careful how many you eat.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 cups chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz. each)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives


  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in large skillet. Add onions, garlic, and peppers; sauté for about 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Add chicken pieces; cook for about 6 minutes each side until lightly brown.
  • Add tomatoes and oregano. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Add olives; simmer an additional 10 minutes before serving.