Lemon Chicken with Olives

Lemon Chicken with Olives

Forget about boring chicken - try this tasty dish!


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe Dairy-Free Recipe


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
  • 3 cup reduced-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 sprig of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup medium black olives, pitted
  • 1 zest of lemon


Heat oil in a large frying pan. Sauté onion until soft. Add garlic and cinnamon. Sauté for 1 minute. Add chicken. Cook until well browned on all sides. Add stock and cilantro. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Add lemon zest and the olives. Simmer for a further 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a serving plate. Bring sauce to a boil. Cook until sauce has reduced and thickened. Pour over chicken. Serve with lemon wedges.

Thanks to Fresh Finesse

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 202 cals
Kilojoules 851 kJ
Fat 9.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 500 mg
Carbohydrates 7.5 g
Fiber 2.0 g
Total Sugars 6.0 g
Protein 24.5 g
Calcium 18.3 mg
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