14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I came up with this recipe because chicken breast by itself is rather bland in flavor. After several attempts, I finally came up with this full-flavored yet easy to make grilled chicken. It combines sophisticated Italian elements while being a simple indoor/outdoor grilling dish.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Place the olives, capers, garlic, parsley, crushed red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 6 tablespoons olive oil in a blender or food processor; process until evenly blended into a smooth puree, adding more olive oil if needed to make smooth.

  • Using a small sharp knife, first cut each chicken breast in half. Then cut a pocket into the side of each piece of chicken, going to within 1/2 inch of each edge. Stuff each pocket of the chicken liberally with the olive puree. Close the pockets with toothpicks. Brush olive oil over the entire outer surface of the chicken; season with salt and pepper.

  • Cook the chicken breasts, turning once, until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 12 to 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

473 calories; 39.6 g total fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 1123 mg sodium. 5 g carbohydrates; 25.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2009
Yum! Man this recipe is good... and I think it could be even better if you marinade the chicken first in Italian dressing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2009
Recipes was ok but I thought it was quite bland. it needs something else! Read More
(3)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2009
Yum! Man this recipe is good... and I think it could be even better if you marinade the chicken first in Italian dressing. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2009
I went by the recipe but tucked this mixture under the skin of chicken thighs. A very nice change to boring thighs! Next time I may try pimento stuffed green olives (I'm an olive freek-must be the salt)!! YUM Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2009
This recipe was very good and very easy to prepare. A great twist on tired old chicken. Cooking the chicken breasts on the grill added a great smokey flavor to the olive puree. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2009
I thought this was tasty. I made it exactly as written except I did not use the grill...it is cold and rainy in AZ today. I pan fried it in olive oil and it worked fine. The only thing I would change next time it to lesson the parsley lesson the garlic to one clove and maybe add cheese. I was amazed both my kids ate it with no questions except my daughter did say "don't tell me what's in it" ha ha!! Good overall chicken recipe. Thanks! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2009
I do not like black olives so I used kalamata olives!!! YUMMY!!!! I also added lemon juice to the puree just for a splash of acid. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2009
Recipes was ok but I thought it was quite bland. it needs something else! Read More
(3)
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Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2013
This is definitely not a keeper though I had high hopes. It wasn't bad and it was definitely moist but given the ingredients that went IN to this dish it's kind of astonishing how little flavor came OUT of it- aside from the flavor of the grill. Not bad but definitely not worth the ingredients as none of their flavors truly come through. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2016
This was a great dish. I did add a splash of lemon juice as suggested and a bit of balsalmic vinegar. I substituted rosemary and basil instead of the parsley and did half black olives and half kalamata. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2014
very tasty Read More