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Mediterranean Chicken Thighs With Olives

A one pan Mediterranean chicken thighs with olives that’s cooked on the stove. Packed with healthy vegetables this is a simple all in one meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Harriet Britto


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 80 grams chorizo sausage skin removed and diced
  • 260 grams onions - diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
  • 400 grams red capsicum seeds removed and diced
  • 400 grams mushrooms Washed and sliced
  • 30 grams semi sun-dried tomatoes drained and chopped
  • 400 grams can diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 kg chicken thigh fillets boneless and skin and fat removed. Cut into bite size pieces, lightly seasoned with salt
  • 40 grams sliced black olives
  • Salt for seasoning


  • Heat the oil in a large heavy fry pan, add the chorizo sausage meat and fry for 1- 2 minutes, while breaking it into small pieces.
  • Add the onion, fry on a medium to low heat, stirring frequently, until the onions soften and turn a light golden colour, add the garlic and fry, stirring frequently for 1 – 2 minutes more.
  • Add the capsicums and mushrooms, fry while stirring for about 5 minutes or until the capsicum softens, add the sundried tomatoes, canned tomatoes, wine, dried herbs, season with salt and pepper and add the chicken pieces. Stir and bring to the boil.
  • Cover with a lid, turn down the heat and simmer for 30 – 40 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and the sauce has thickened.
  • Adjust the seasoning, add the olives and stir through.
  • Serve with steamed rice or pasta.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 1128mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2342IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 4mg