Chicken with Mustard Greens, Olives, and Lemon

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

Brown rice makes a perfect accompaniment to this healthy dish.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 bone-in, skinless chicken breast halves, halved crosswise

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed

  • 1 cup dry white wine, such as sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio

  • 1 ½ pounds mustard greens (about 2 bunches), stalks removed, leaves coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus lemon wedges, for serving

  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives


  1. In a 5-quart Dutch oven or large heavy pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add half of chicken to pot and cook until browned on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken.

  2. Add onion and garlic to pot (reduce heat if browning too quickly) and cook, stirring, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add wine and chicken (along with any accumulated juices) to pot and bring to a boil. Cover pot; reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes.

  3. Place greens on top of chicken; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until chicken is opaque throughout and greens are wilted, 3 to 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and olives. Serve greens and chicken drizzled with pan juices with lemon wedges on the side.

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