Mediterranean chicken

Photo Credit: Neville Lockheart

Mediterranean chicken

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Make this chicken dish for a family meal or even for a fabulous dinner with friends. The Mediterranean ingredients complement each other so well.

Mediterranean chicken

From Make five

Serves 4 – 6

1½ hours

Dairy free/ Gluten free/ Kid friendly

15 ml (1 tbsp) olive or avocado oil

8 chicken portions, excess fat removed

2 red onions, sliced

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 each red and yellow peppers, seeded and cut into strips

2 x 410 g tins cherry tomatoes or chopped tomatoes

125 ml (½ cup) chicken stock or Rooibos tea

2 bay leaves

8 sprigs fresh origanum

8 sprigs fresh thyme

15-20 olives, pitted and halved

30 ml (2 tbsp) capers (optional)

lemon juice, salt and pepper

handful fresh origanum and thyme leaves

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and fry chicken until golden brown. Spoon out and drain on paper towel.
  2. Sauté onions and garlic until soft. Add peppers and sauté for a few minutes.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients, except the chicken and the handful of fresh herbs. Bring to a boil over medium heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Place chicken in the sauce and stir to coat the chicken. Reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Season to taste.
  5. Stir in the fresh herbs and serve on small portions of wholewheat couscous seasoned with more herbs and a little olive oil for extra flavour