Vinegar Chicken with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Vinegar Chicken with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Vinegar Chicken with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Unless you’re a vegetarian, chicken is probably your main source of protein. In our house we eat chicken at least twice a week and sometimes have to ward off the “chicken again!” feeling. So, it stands to reason that we are always trying new ways to change the same menu. As I am sure you all know, this can be challenging, especially so if you are a white meat only kinda person, like me. This recipe of chicken with olives and sun-dried tomatoes really paid off. Roasting the chicken in a good quality white wine vinegar created a tangy sauce that we spooned over garlicky quinoa. The olives and sun-dried tomatoes were excellent additions. The flavors of this dish really made my palate come alive in a new and refreshing way.

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Vinegar Chicken with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken recipes, chicken entrees, chicken,, vinegar chicken, vinegar chicken with olives an sun dried tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 2740 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lbs Chicken pieces Bone-in and skin on
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 6 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 cups Castelvetrano Olives pitted
  • 1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 450°

  2. Place chicken in a large bowl and toss with 2 tbsp of Olive Oil and the turmeric to coat thoroughly.

  3. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste

  4. Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet, skin side up and cover with the vinegar mixture

  5. Bake chicken until cooked through and browned all over, about 40 minutes

  6. While the chicken is baking combine the olives, garlic, sun dried tomatoes and parsley witht the remaining 4 tbsp of oil.

  7. When chicken is cooked remove from the oven and transfer to a serving platter

  8. Add athe olive mixture to the same baking sheet and use a spoon to scrape up the remaining bits of chicken. Mix the olive mix in with any remaining chicken juices then pour all over the chicken and serve

Nutrition Facts
Vinegar Chicken with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2740 Calories from Fat 2016
% Daily Value*
Fat 224g345%
Saturated Fat 52g325%
Cholesterol 694mg231%
Sodium 520mg23%
Potassium 2183mg62%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 174g348%
Vitamin A 6350IU127%
Vitamin C 96mg116%
Calcium 195mg20%
Iron 14mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Why Castelvetrano Olives?

This recipe is largely about the olives. If you have never tried a Castelvetrano olive you really are missing out on a treat. These particular olives are like no other. They have mild flavor profile, almost sweet as well as salty, if that is possible. They are firm and crunchy on the outside with an incredibly buttery texture on the inside. They really are nice ‘meaty’ olive. The vibrant green color of the Castelvetrano olive will cause you to begin eating with your eyes long before the first bite makes it to you lips. They also make a great snack. These olives are standard in my pantry now and the sauce that is created in this chicken with olives and sun-dried tomatoes recipe can easily be recreated for use with a nice flaky fish. If you need just one more reason to try these olives it would be the nutrition they impart. They are a great source of vitamin E, which can help reduce inflammation. They are a large source of healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fats, which have been proven beneficial in helping to reduce blood pressure and improve the immune system. Castelvetrano olives are readily available in most grocery stores or on Amazon.

Vinegar Chicken and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Well, who doesn’t love sun-dried tomatoes? They offset the saltiness of the olive with a hint of sweetness. Sun dried tomatoes offer all of the nutrition of fresh tomatoes. They are rich in vitamins as well as calcium, choline and iron. While they are very rich in potassium, they are likewise rich in sodium so eat with caution. Do over do it. None of us needs that much sodium in our diets.

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