Spiced Chicken w/ Olives and Lemon beauty, as seen on Food Network Kitchen Live.
Recipe courtesy of Catherine McCord

Spiced Chicken with Olives and Lemon

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
If you haven't yet tasted Castelvetrano olives, this is the perfect time to try them. They're gorgeous bright green and taste like the best parts of a green olive and a black olive mixed together. This dish is perfect on its own, but also goes great with some crusty bread, brown rice or pasta. If you like a different type of olive don't be shy. You can mix and match a variety of olives that you love or stick with our family favorite which are super meaty and add a ton of flavor in every single bite.



  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and cook, stirring, until the onions are golden, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the lemon juice, paprika, cumin, cinnamon and ginger; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and reserved olive brine and bring to a boil.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt then add to the skillet. Add the lemon wedges and olives. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, turning occasionally, 25 to 35 minutes. Transfer the spiced chicken with olives and lemon to a platter and serve on its own or with crusty bread, brown rice or pasta.