Serve this flavorful dish on top of our Creamy Polenta.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Season chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

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  • Reduce heat to medium-low; add remaining teaspoon oil to skillet. Add garlic, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chickpeas and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 2 minutes.

  • Add tomatoes; cook over medium heat until starting to break down, 3 to 4 minutes. Add olives, vinegar, and chicken along with any accumulated juices to pan; toss until warmed through, about 1 minute. Stir in parsley. Serve over polenta.

Cook's Notes

If you plan to make the polenta, bring water to a boil while chicken is browning, then add polenta to water when beginning step three of chicken recipe.

Reviews (11)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2013
Made this with shrimp in place of chicken. Agree that flavor was rather mild, so I added some salt and pepper at the end to bring the flavors up a notch. Polenta recipe from Fresh Food Fast was super rich and delicious (using parmesan). DO NOT OMIT THE OLIVES - they are key to keeping the flavors exciting in this one.
Rating: Unrated
02/03/2011
This is one of our absolute favorite recipes of all time! We typically skip the kalamata olives and add a generous pinch of white pepper for a nice kick. I can't imagine how anyone could call this a bland recipe - unless you don't use good plum tomatoes, which are much more flavorful than many looks-good-tastes-like-water grocery store varieties. This is always a big hit with guests.
Rating: Unrated
11/05/2008
tried this recipe and didn't like it. It was a little bland to me. It could be improved upon.
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Rating: Unrated
11/05/2008
tried this recipe and didn't like it. It was a little bland to me. It could be improved upon.
Rating: Unrated
11/05/2008
tried this recipe and didn't like it. It was a little bland to me. It could be improved upon.
Rating: Unrated
10/22/2008
Easy. Mild flavor but tasty. I added extra cheese to the polenta. Best corned meal mush I've ever had. :)
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10/06/2008
I added a can of stewed tomoatos, which added a lot of flavor. I also doubled the garlic and olives. Delicious over the polenta!!!
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10/05/2008
Sorry .Not the best idea with chicken. It does not even look appitizing.
Rating: Unrated
10/05/2008
I was diasppointed by this one. I thought the garlic and olives would bring great flavor, but we found it was lacking in flavor. THe chicken was bland. Maybe adding more olives and possibly an onion it would kick up the flavor?
Rating: Unrated
10/05/2008
And I have to say, the flavors are rather BORING.....
Rating: Unrated
10/04/2008
Love the dinner tonight emails-- but does anyone else notice that it's mostly "chicken" tonight recipes. How about some more fish