This recipe was created recently one evening, towards the end of a week from hell. Both of my kids and my husband were sick, we just had family who was visiting leave, so the house was a mess, and I hadn’t meal planned, so I had to fly by the seat of my pants when putting together dinner.

I had just a few staples lying around, so I decided to create this easy, yet delicious Green Olive and Lemon Chicken Recipe. And it was absolutely delectable.

The perfect amount of tang from the lemons, and just the right saltiness from the olives. Low in carbohydrates and high in protein, it was also very satisfying.

I was lazy and didn’t halve my olives, but I suggest doing that so that the olive flavor can be more evenly distributed.

It was so good, and so easy, it’ll definitely be added into my regular meal rotation. Enjoy!

5 from 1 vote
green olive and lemon chicken
GREEN OLIVE AND LEMON CHICKEN
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Succulent, seasoned chicken cooked in a delicious, lemony sauce and accentuated with green olives. This easy Weight Watchers Chicken Recipe is a delicious ad reliable meal that is filling and flavorful.
Calories: 254 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 6 fillets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lemons (quartered)
  • 1 cup pitted green olives (drained)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 5 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat a large, skillet over medium high heat. When pan is hot add olive oil.
  2. Season chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper. Place in pan, and sear until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove chicken and set aside. Add onions and garlic to the pan, and sauté, stirring often, until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Add splashes of the chicken stock as needed to keep the onions from sticking to the pan.
  4. Now add in the lemon, olives, paprika, cumin, and remaining stock. Bring to a boil, and let simmer about 10 minutes.
  5. Add in the chicken, turn the heat to medium low, cover, and let cook until chicken is tender and cooked through, about 30 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings

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Each serving = 2 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
GREEN OLIVE AND LEMON CHICKEN
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.3g14%
Saturated Fat 0.8g5%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 530mg23%
Potassium 724mg21%
Carbohydrates 7.2g2%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 1.9g2%
Protein 34.7g69%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3 Comments

  1. What do you think about putting that in a slow cooker?

  2. kalynskitchen

    This looks amazing; you’re awfully good at winging it!