This is a fun recipe for chicken in a gin and vermouth sauce with green olives.

Jen
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place chicken in the skillet and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side.

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  • Reduce heat to medium; add butter and garlic. Cook and stir mixture until garlic is fragrant, about 3 minutes. Mix olives, gin, vermouth, and lemon juice into chicken mixture; simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; 15.5 g total fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 699 mg sodium. 1.8 g carbohydrates; 27.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2005
The name and description says it all...this is an easy and fun recipe. It was deliciously surprising(or surprisingly delicious)! I decided to try this because I had some orange flavored gin in my pantry and I love olives. Since I had the orange gin I seasoned my chicken breasts with freshly grated tangerine zest(I had no oranges) milled peppercorns and salt-free chicken seasonings. I added some finely diced shallots with the garlic too. I also added sliced black olives in with the green olives. In addition to the gin vermouth and lemon juice I added the juice from half of the tangerine I had just zested. I garnished the meal with finely sliced green onion and chopped fresh parsley. I served this with simple buttered egg noodles and fresh crusty bread. What a wonderful meal! Thank you Jen for a great fun and easy recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2010
Easy and tasty. I added some diced onion and followed other reviewers' advice and tripled the liquid to make more sauce and added more green olives which made it a little too salty but yummy. Maybe should have tripled the lemon juice too since I felt it was missing something which is why I give it 3 stars. But everyone enjoyed it. Maybe I'll add some chili flakes next time to jazz it up. I'd like to try it with vodka too and maybe boneless skinless thighs for more flavour. Thanks! Read More
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114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2005
The name and description says it all...this is an easy and fun recipe. It was deliciously surprising(or surprisingly delicious)! I decided to try this because I had some orange flavored gin in my pantry and I love olives. Since I had the orange gin I seasoned my chicken breasts with freshly grated tangerine zest(I had no oranges) milled peppercorns and salt-free chicken seasonings. I added some finely diced shallots with the garlic too. I also added sliced black olives in with the green olives. In addition to the gin vermouth and lemon juice I added the juice from half of the tangerine I had just zested. I garnished the meal with finely sliced green onion and chopped fresh parsley. I served this with simple buttered egg noodles and fresh crusty bread. What a wonderful meal! Thank you Jen for a great fun and easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2005
The name and description says it all...this is an easy and fun recipe. It was deliciously surprising(or surprisingly delicious)! I decided to try this because I had some orange flavored gin in my pantry and I love olives. Since I had the orange gin I seasoned my chicken breasts with freshly grated tangerine zest(I had no oranges) milled peppercorns and salt-free chicken seasonings. I added some finely diced shallots with the garlic too. I also added sliced black olives in with the green olives. In addition to the gin vermouth and lemon juice I added the juice from half of the tangerine I had just zested. I garnished the meal with finely sliced green onion and chopped fresh parsley. I served this with simple buttered egg noodles and fresh crusty bread. What a wonderful meal! Thank you Jen for a great fun and easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2006
I love martinis and my husband loves green olives so we enjoyed this dish very much. Because we both like green olives so much I tripled the amount of green olives (but if you're not a huge green olive fan tripling it may be a bit much). Also there didn't seem to be a lot of sauce and I was worried about the chicken getting dry so I double the wet ingredients. It turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2006
This was quick and easy; and as a martini lover it was an awesome treat. Very tender and juicy! Next time I'll add more olives since everyone in my family loves them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2006
excellent. Substituting a good vodka for gin also is quite good. Found increasing sauce portion by an additional 1/4 or so is even better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2007
This was very good and smelled great while I was cooking it. I changed the directions a tiny bit and added the garlic while I browned the chicken. I also took the advice of others and doubled the amount of sauce. I served this over penne pasta and it was a hit. The kids ate it without a complaint even though the sauce has a strong flavor. One of the kids wouldn't eat the olives but they were easy enough to pick out. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
This tasted great. I sauteed onions and mushrooms along with the garlic and added them to the mix. I served this over pasta but there wasn't enough sauce even though I doubled the liquid. Next time I will triple or quadruple the liquid. Too much sauce is better than too little; the extra can always be sopped up with some bread! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2006
This was one of the best I have done in a while and I've done lots. I was surprised at the flavor not at all like a martini but the gin and vermouth did wonders to the olives and that was the flavor that came through. As normal I only used 2 breast but the full sauce. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2009
Wow - this is great especially if you are a martini fan. Very easy too! I highly recommend adding some artichokes for added texture. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2006
Delicious easy pretty quick. Only differences I made were substituting vodka for gin and using only 2 chicken breasts instead of 4. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2010
Easy and tasty. I added some diced onion and followed other reviewers' advice and tripled the liquid to make more sauce and added more green olives which made it a little too salty but yummy. Maybe should have tripled the lemon juice too since I felt it was missing something which is why I give it 3 stars. But everyone enjoyed it. Maybe I'll add some chili flakes next time to jazz it up. I'd like to try it with vodka too and maybe boneless skinless thighs for more flavour. Thanks! Read More
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