Rustic Chicken With Olives

Cozy up to this super delicious and savory Rustic Chicken With Olives Recipe! Perfect for a night in and equally lovely for guests, you really can’t go wrong.

Rustic Chicken Overhead Photo

| Ted’s Takeover Recipe: Rustic Chicken With Olives | I don’t know what the month of March is like where you live, but here in the northeast it can be kind of brutal. It’s usually cold and rainy, and late season snow storms are not uncommon. You’ve shivered through December, January and February and you just want winter to be over! But no, standing between you and springtime are the interminable thirty one days of March. Depressing, right?

Rustic Chicken with potatoes

Yes it is. So here I’m offering a rich, hearty dish that is the perfect antidote to the endless, sprawling expanse of March. I don’t think it would be hyperbolic if I said this is the most savory thing I’ve ever eaten. The sauce that’s naturally created when you make this is so good you’ll want to drink the leftovers from a fluted champagne glass!

Black Olives

The oil-cured olives are really the key ingredient here. On their own they’re incredibly salty, almost inedible. But once they’re combined with the other ingredients and roasted, they are transformative.

rustic potatoes

I like to double this recipe so I can enjoy the leftovers all week. It pairs beautifully with a Pinot Noir, it’s also great with the remaining white wine from the recipe, we used a Muscadet here.

Rustic Chicken in pan

If you happen to have a mini cast iron pan like the one above, it’s great for reheating leftovers–we just throw it into the oven and serve it in the pan itself. Just be careful–my wife has a knack for forgetting the potholder when reaching to take the pan out of the oven–unless you want calloused hands, keep the potholder nearby as a reminder. 😉

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Rustic Chicken with serving spoon

We hope you enjoy the recipe, Happy Cooking!

Rustic Chicken Pin

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Rustic Chicken Overhead Photo

Rustic Chicken With Olives

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  • Author: Ted's Takeover Recipe
  • Total Time: 1 hr 40 min (+marinating)
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, thin sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, very finely chopped
  • 15 black oil-cured olives, pits removed
  • 1 cup dry white wine (I used Muscadet)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • **we roasted baby potatoes in olive oil and salt to go alongside the chicken.


  1. In a deep sauté pan or dutch oven heat oil over medium heat. Salt and pepper both sides of chicken thighs and place them skin side down in pan. Cook for 10 minutes, turn them over and cook for another ten minutes.
  2. While chicken is cooking, chop rosemary, garlic and serrano pepper. Remove pits from cured olives. Once chicken is browned, sprinkle in chopped garlic, rosemary, serrano pepper and pepper flakes. Pour in wine, being careful not to pour it directly over chicken but rather in an empty spot in the pan. Turn heat down to low, cover pot and simmer for 35 minutes.
  3. Add olives and apple cider vinegar and simmer for another 5 minutes. Place chicken thighs and all liquid into baking dish, cover and place in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. I recommend refrigerating overnight as it really maximizes the flavors.
  4. Make sure your oven is pre-heated to 350. Roast marinated chicken uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until skin is well browned.
  5. Serve with roasted mini potatoes. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 20 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Savory

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  1. I really love the sound of this rustic and cozy recipe. The oil-cured olives seem to be the key ingredient in terms of flavor so I am anxious to try them! Sounds like an extremely delicious dish. Oh, and those cast iron pans, aren’t they the best!

    1. Thanks so much Noelle! I was thinking that people need comfort food right now so it seemed like the perfect time to post this recipe. And yes, I love my little cast iron pan. I literally use it every day!

  2. My belly feels full and happy just looking at this!! Well done Ted absolutely delicious looking… beautiful photos too. Can’t wait to try!

    1. Haha, thank you Natalie! I really hope you’re able to try this one. I wasn’t kidding when I said it’s the most savory thing I’ve ever eaten! 😀

  3. I love EVERYTHING about this recipe, and as soon as I can find some chicken thighs I will fix it.
    Can’t wait!!!! Honestly, this is such a winner in every way! Thanks, Ted!

    1. Thank you so much Annie! I’m so excited for you to try this one. Please do let me know how it turns out! 😀

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