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Chicken with Olives, Raisins, and Spinach Rice

Recipe photo courtesy of Anna Williams

Combine chicken cutlets and spinach into an appetizing meal sparked by tangy olives and sweet raisins.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2007
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

Chicken cutlets are ready in minutes -- be sure not to overcook them. The raw spinach will wilt in the hot rice, so you don't need to cook it separately.

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  • Kassie Spens
    1 AUG, 2012
    Looking forward to see how my boys will eat this.
  • elizabeth11
    18 DEC, 2008
    i was so excited but found this dish to be bland. and made the mistake of adding 1and 1/2 cups water as the directions were unclear--sauce was watery. recipe worth tweaking though!
  • TheFanshionista
    18 DEC, 2008
    I substituted cherry flavored craisins for raisins, that definitely amped up the holiday factor and created a lovely burgundy/plum coloured sauce.
  • cookiebabe
    17 DEC, 2008
    i used chicken tenders. always on sale and cook quickly. dish needs more spice, so consider garlic or onion powder or even oregano. any fresh spinach will do. for more fiber add, towards the end, white kidney/cannellini beans. use chicken broth instead of water. i also used more olive oil for flavor. pitted olives are found in most major grocery chains.
  • clayqueen
    17 DEC, 2008
    If you have difficulty locating pitted Kalamata olives, try this trick my best friend told me about: sit an olive on a flat, firm surface and roll it under your fingertip a few times. This loosens the pit from the flesh and makes pits really easy to remove :D.
  • jeanob14
    22 AUG, 2008
    This is part of our regular rotation. We have everything on hand except for the spinach. After several times eating it with raisins I tried dried figs and it was wonderful.
  • krazykathy
    25 JUN, 2008
    I made this recipe last night. It needs something. Too bland for our taste.
  • MiseEnPlace
    1 APR, 2008
    This recipe is ideal for those of us who dislike 'bitter' spinach since the spinach stays bright and flavorful. I used chicken stock instead of water to cook the rice, because it was in the fridge. No need to find pitted Kalamatas since you have to sliver them anyway...a few extra seconds to pit. This recipe lends itself to various dried fruits as well as the sultanas. A very easy recipe with lots of eye ,and palate, appeal.
  • soupe
    28 NOV, 2007
    I used tender style chickeni because I already had in freezer.Tough time locating pitted olives but finally found at Trader J. Cut the olives with kitchen shears rather than knife-easier. I cooked the spinach (I used baby spinach),once mixed w/rice it appeared less cooked than in photo posted with recipe.I steamed the mixture of rice
  • scu
    28 NOV, 2007
    Make your own cutlets by slicing a boneless skinless chicken breast in half lengthwise. Then pound flat in between plastic wrap or in a plastic storage bag using a meat mallet or small strong pan. Using this technique, the breasts will cook completely through in 2-4 minutes per side. Also the reference to "carry-over" cooking means that while the chicken is resting in the foil, the juices will re-distribute and the chicken will continue cooking during that time.

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